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GUIDES TO THE UNIVERSITY

2019-2020 A.Y.
Master of Science



2.
PROGRAM STRUCTURES OF THE MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREES

  

2.1.
Students initially enrolled starting from 2018-2019 academic year and from 2019-20 academic year

Bocconi University offers the following MSc programs referring to the University Graduate School:
 

  • 7 MSc programs belonging to the  Management field of study (LM-77 of the Ministerial Decree 16 March, 2007):
    • Management (M);
    • Marketing Management (MM);
    • International Management (IM);
    • Amministrazione, finanza aziendale e controllo - Accounting, Financial Management and Control (AFC);
    • Economics and Management of Government and International Organizations (GIO);
    • Economia e legislazione per l'impresa [Law and Business Administration] (CLELI);
    • Economics and Management in Arts, Culture, Media and Entertainment (ACME);
  • 2 MSc programs belonging to the Economics field of study (LM-56 of the Ministerial Decree 16 March, 2007):
    • Economic and Social Sciences (ESS);
    • Economics and Management of Innovation and Technology (EMIT);
  • 1 MSc program belonging to the Statistical Sciences field of study (LM-82 of the Ministerial Decree 16 March 2007 ):

    • Data Science and Business Analytics (DSBA);

  • 1 MSc program belonging to the Political Science field of study (LM-62 Ministerial Decree 16 March 2007):

    • Politics and Policy Analysis (PPA);

  • 1 MSc program belonging to the Finance field of study LM-16 of the Ministerial Decree March 2007) "Finanza:

    • Finanza-Finance (FIN).

In addition, for students initially enrolled starting from the 2019-2020 a.y.:

  • 1 MSc program belonging to the "Techniques and methods for information society" field of study LM-91 of the Ministerial Decree March 2007 :
    • Cyber Risk Strategy and Governance (Cyber) in collaboration with Politecnico di Milano.


On average the class groups are comprised of 85 students per class group. For the DSBA, PPA and CYBER MSc programs, each class group contains a smaller number of students.

First year class groups are structured as follows: 

 MSc program

 Italian class groups

International class groups taught in English

Total class groups

M

3

2

5

IM

 

2

2

MM

2

3

AFC

2

1

3

GIO

 

1

1

CLELI

1

 

1

ACME

 

1

1

ESS

 

2

EMIT

 

1

1

FINANZA/FINANCE

1

2

3

DSBA

 

1

1

PPA

 

1

1

CYBER (*)

 

1

1

(*) students initially enrolled starting from the 2019-2020 academic year.
 

MSc program requirements are expressed in credit points.
A credit point is the unit of measurement which determines the workload students are required to fulfill. It is assumed that students are adequately prepared from the start to carry out the educational activities required by the degree program. The workload includes classroom activities (lectures, exercises, seminars) and individual study.
In accordance with the ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System), on average one credit point corresponds to 25 hours of work for the student; about 8 hours are spent in the classroom.
The average workload for a full-time student is set at 60 credit points per year as per agreement.
To graduate, MSc students must have acquired 120 credit points.
The credit points assigned to each individual educational activity are earned when students pass the exam or when their progress is verified in other ways required by the activity.

It should be noted that, in compliance with the educational objectives of the Master of Science programs and with the ministerial tables concerning the relating field of studies, the program structure may be subject to slight variations decided on by the competent Academic Bodies.

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2.1.1.
Preparatory courses

Bocconi University offers preparatory courses held before the start of lessons. These courses are an important tool which helps students to face the subjects characterizing the first year of the Master of Science program.

As Master of Science programs are more specific than the Bachelor of Science programs and as the composition of class groups is heterogeneous, the attendance is strongly recommended because they help all students enrolled to face the commitment of the university experience. The course profiles of Master of Science programs have been therefore created by considering the basic knowledge of the undergraduate programs acquired and known.

Detailed information is available in "Preparatory Courses".

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2.1.2.
Educational activities

The MSc program structures, with the exception of the MSc in Data Science and Business Analytics (DSBA) and Cyber risk strategy and governance (CYBER), are made up of educational activities worth credit points, which are divided in:

  • compulsory course (including seminars) also interchangeable;
  • activities chosen by students: electives or other educational activities (e.g. workshops or assignments);
  • curricular supplementary activities*;
  • EU foreign languages;
  • Internship or similar activities;
  • thesis.

*All detailed information (courses on offer, procedure for choosing them, etc) on curricular supplementary activities worth 2 CP in the second year, are available in the paragraph 2.1.2.4 Curricular Supplementary Activities.

Regarding foreign languages, for MSc programs, English is the first language and a European Union language is the second language, with the exception of the MSc in Data Science and Business Analytics (DSBA) and Cyber Risk Strategy and Governance (CYBER), where only one foreign European Union language other than English is required.

The MSc in Data Science and Business Analytics (DSBA) and Cyber Risk Strategy and Governance (CYBER) program structure is made up of educational activities worth credit points, which are divided in:

  • compulsory course (including seminars) also interchangeable;
  • activities chosen by students: electives or other educational activities (e.g. workshops or assignments);
  • one foreign EU language other than English;
  • Internship or similar activities;
  • thesis.
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2.1.2.1.
Compulsory courses

Every MSc program structure includes compulsory courses, relating to exams that all students are required to pass.


Compulsory courses are needed in order to satisfy program requirements and they represent the fundamental building blocks for achieving the educational objectives of the degree program.


This chapter contains a section relating to each MSc program where students can find the detailed program structure with the list of all the compulsory courses and compulsory courses that can be chosen by the student, credit point value and position in the program.

Some study plans include compulsory courses and/or curriculum that can be freely chosen. For procedure see "Curricular choices of the first year of studies".

Students can receive credit for exams concerning each compulsory course taken at universities abroad as part of the programs offered by the International Relations Service, unless courses are part of the list of not recognized exams.
Students can receive credit for exams recognized either in full or partial after the course program has been integrated according to the procedures that can be found in "Credit for Exams Passed at Universities Abroad".


Course profiles are available on the website at www.unibocconi.eu/courses.


Detailed courses programs (course syllabuses) are generally available online and  they are also generally given out in the classrooms by faculty on the first days of lectures.

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2.1.2.2.
Educational activities chosen by students

Elective courses are chosen by students in order to complete their individual study plans, as provided for by the curriculum of studies, the major chosen, from  the group of courses offered by the University and/or offered in collaboration with other universities.
This chapter contains a section relating to each MSc program where students can find the detailed program structure with the number of electives required.
Elective courses are generally worth 6 credit points.

The choice of electives must be made at the start of the second year of studies for all programs with the exception of the ESS for which the choice must be made during the first year of the program. The procedure is specified in "First-Year Procedures, Rules and Administrative Deadlines".

Before choosing their electives, students should consult the "Table of incompatible courses" and the "Table of banned courses".

The "Incompatible courses table" specifies the courses that cannot be chosen together in the same study plan because their course programs are either exactly or partly similar. The "Banned courses table" indicates the courses that cannot be included together in a specific MSc program.

The exams relating to electives can be taken at universities abroad as part of the programs offered by the International Relations Service. The criteria and credit approval procedure is specified in "Credit for Exams Passed at Universities Abroad".

Course profiles are available with the specification of the language of instruction of the course (Italian and/or English) at www.unibocconi.eu/courses.

Detailed course programs (course syllabuses) are available online and  they are also generally given out in the classrooms by faculty on the first days of lectures.


Workshops are interdisciplinary activities. Student evaluation is exam based and marked out of 30 by the workshop professor. 

In-depth studies (only for students enrolled in the ESS MSc program) involve students carrying out individual research on topics decided upon with the Course Director

  • of a compulsory or elective provided for in the program structure and passed
  • of a PhD course entered in the study plan as Higher Level Course.


Student evaluation is based on a written assignment for each in-depth study, which is marked out of 30. One in-depth study can be allocated to each course, worth a maximum of 3 credit points; in order to have an in-depth study recorded in their study plan, students must contact the secretary's office of the Department of reference of the course chosen.
Compulsory courses, recommended majors, elective selection criteria and choice groups for each MSc program are listed below.

The educational offer for the 2019-2020 academic year will include an e-learning class group for some elective courses already taught in the same semester with traditional methods.

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2.1.2.3.
Higher Level Courses

Some highly-motivated and deserving MSc students (enrolled in ESS, FIN, GIO, DSBA and PPA) will be allowed to obtain academic credit from higher level courses. That is, courses held as part of the following Bocconi PhD Programs: PhD in Economics and Finance, PhD in Business Administration and Management, PhD in Public Policy and Administration and PhD in Statistics. You can check further information on the number of courses that can be validated for ESS, FIN, GIO, DSBA and PPA in the paragraph relating to each Master of Science program structure. Further information on administrative procedures to apply and to have the PhD exams passed recognized is included in chapter "Higher Level Courses".

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2.1.2.4.
Curricular supplementary activities

Curricular supplementary activities aim to develop wide-ranging cultural knowledge and are classified as professional training activities.
They include, for example, seminars on specific topics, study tours, IT courses on the use of software and courses on non-European languages.

Individual program structures for students enrolled in the first year of a Master of Science program, include 2 compulsory credit points dedicated to curricular supplementary activities in the second year of the program. These credit points are part of the 120 credit points required to complete the degree.

Exceptions:

  • DSBA and CYBER Master of Science programs, whose students may take part in curricular supplementary activities by recording 2 credit points earned as additional courses;
  • CEMS program, whose students will obtain academic credit for the 2 compulsory CEMS seminars (Business Communication Skill Seminar and Responsible Global Leadership Seminar) to cover the 2 credits for curricular supplementary activities required for courses in the second year of IM. Any curricular supplementary activities can only be recorded in the study plan as additional courses. 

These activities are positioned in the second year of the program, however, participation in the activities may be completed in advance during the first year of the program, as long as spots are available. Curricular supplementary activities  offered in the 2019-2020 a.y. involve, for example:
 

  • IT courses organized by SEDIN;
  • Language and culture courses organized by the Language Center;
  • Course on thesis writing;
  • Workshops created in collaboration with ISPI;
  • Broaden Your Frame Seminars;
  • Media Experience
  • Study Tours.

Detailed information on the activities offered and the schedule will be made available in September 2019

Choice of Activities and Assignment
Information on the choice of Curricular Supplementary Activities and assigment is available in the paragraph 9.3 Curricular Supplementary Activities: choice, assignment and placement in the Program Structure.

Placement of Curricular Supplementary Activities in the Program Structure
The two credit points that can be earned are subject to meeting the attendance requirements and passing a theory-based test (pass or fail); assessment methods will be defined ad hoc for the specific activity.

Students may record up to three curricular supplementary activities in their study plan: of these, one is placed in the academic career as part of the 120 credit points required; the other two will be additional courses.
Students enrolled in the MSc in DSBA and CYBER can record up to two curricular supplementary activities as additional courses.
Please note that any additional curricular supplementary activities may be placed in the individual study plan in addition to (and not as an alternative to) other additional courses.
The 2 credit points earned for each activity:

  • are recorded in the academic career upon passing the final theory-based test;
  • are not included in the calculation of the GPA;
  • are not included for the purposes of Bocconi rankings for exchange programs (Exchange, CEMS);
  • are valid for ISU Bocconi scholarship rankings.

 

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2.2.
Master of Science in Management (M)

Program Director:
Alessandro Minichilli

Assistant to the Program Director:

Fabio Quarato

Field of study:
Management (no. LM-77 of the Ministerial Decree 16 March, 2007)
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2.2.1.
Educational objectives

The Master of Science in Management has the following educational objectives:

  1. provide advanced preparation in the main business areas: business management, marketing, corporate finance, labor management, strategy, for a complete, coherent management of companies;
  2. develop the skills to complete the competences to have a general view of the company and its competitive strategy, with reference to different companies in terms of size, goals, legal subject, business etc.;
  3. complete your business preparation providing competences in subjects as economics, quantitative and juridical, so as to develop problem analysis skills in interdisciplinary areas;
  4. develop behavioral skills via ad hoc seminars and via in / out of class activities related to courses, namely skills in communication, in interaction, in addressing complex issues;
  5. promote fluency in English to work effectively and efficiently; proficiency in a second EU language (in the English version of the MSc: Italian for non-Italian native speakers). Finally, to foster a wide-ranging culture to develop critical thinking and to delve into cutting-edge topics.

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2.2.2.
Career opportunities

The main career opportunities for Management graduates are:

Company management expert

Role in a work setting:
Graduates analyze and assess the business processes that characterize the various functions both in small and medium enterprises and in larger and more complex companies, or as an external consultant for such companies. Using their knowledge, they can contribute to designing and implementing innovative corporate strategies in a changing competitive system.

Skills associated with the role:
Graduates possess qualified knowledge and advanced skills in understanding the functioning of various company positions (sales and marketing of products and services, organization, analysis supporting strategic planning, etc.). They possess advanced knowledge of both theoretical models and analytical instruments for formulating an assessment of a company’s strategic positioning. Graduates have in-depth knowledge of the process of interaction between financial and business variables, and can apply them to business analytics to develop strategies at both corporate and business levels. Lastly, multidisciplinary skills and the ability to interact in a coordinated way with various company positions allow them to work with a unified strategic vision of a company.

Career opportunities:
Graduates will work in: small, medium and large enterprises; private/public companies; manufacturing/sales companies; goods/services companies (including, in particular, consultancy firms); startups with new entrepreneurial initiatives.

Human resources management expert

Role in a work setting:

Graduates work on all activities related to human resources management (planning, recruitment and selection of human resources, design and implementation of staff management systems), and in the human resources and organization function of private and public companies of any size, and specialized head-hunting companies.

Skills associated with the role:
Graduates possess qualified knowledge and advanced skills both in the field of designing internal organization systems, the management of human resources, labor law and economics, as well as the field of strategic corporate management.
Graduates possess multidisciplinary knowledge for defining, assessing and implementing personnel management policies, and can apply them to the analysis of designing an organizational structure and its operational systems, as well as assess their implementation in a given competitive area.

Career opportunities:
Graduates will work in: small, medium and large enterprises; private/public companies; manufacturing/sales companies; goods/services companies (including, in particular, consultancy firms) as well as non-governmental and non-profit organizations.
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2.2.3.
Description of the educational path

The Master of Science in Management program is taught in Italian and English; students who choose the Italian program must have at least one exam in English included in their study plan.

The first part of the study plan includes mandatory courses as well as seminars to develop behavioral skills.

The second part of the study plan includes mandatory educational activities of the student’s chosen curriculum (management or organization and human resource management).

The third part includes educational activities chosen by the student which can focus on specific subject areas such as: organizational change and consulting; fashion, luxury and made in Italy; entrepreneurship and small and medium enterprises; corporate finance; green management and sustainability. It is possible to draw from the Bocconi curriculum as well as that of other universities (mostly foreign). There are also seminars and other educational activities aimed at fostering a wide-ranging culture.


In addition, the mandatory educational activities include:
 

  • 3-month work experience (internship or similar activity);
  • two EU languages: English as a first language for all students; the second language must be different from their native language (Italian is mandatory in the English version of the program for students who are not native Italian speakers);
  • the thesis, which significantly characterizes the educational track.

 

Experience abroad, from one semester to one year, is encouraged (Exchange Programs, Free-Mover Semester Programs, Double Degree Programs).

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2.2.4.
Program structure for students initially enrolled in the 2018-2019 a.y.

The program structure of the M program comprises educational activities for a total of 120 credit points.

The M program structure is structured in two curricula:
 

  • Curriculum Percorsi di Management (Majors of Management) (taught in English and Italian);
  • Curriculum Organizzazione e gestione delle risorse umane (Organization and Human Resource Management) (held in Italian only).


Students enrolled in the English class group who wish to continue the educational path with the curriculum Organizzazione e gestione delle risorse umane (Organization and Human Resource Management) must go to the Academic Affairs Desk to request to move to the class group in Italian. To request this change you must have one of the language prerequisites recognized as valid for being enrolled in a program taught in Italian.

During the first year of studies, in the period 8-21 January 2020 students are required to choose between the two curricula.
Upon enrollment in the second year, via Punto Blu, students choose the related major and electives.

Students who wish to change the first year curriculum choice must sit all compulsory exams required for the new curriculum. In this case curriculum compulsory courses previously taken and passed can be recognized only as additional courses.

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2.2.4.1.
Program structure Italian class group

The program structure is valid for the students initially enrolled in the academic years of reference for this section.

First year of studies

 

  First semester       

Code

Educational activity

English translation

Language
of
instruction

CP

20486

Fondamenti di business analytics

Principles of business analytics

ITA

6

20162

Gestione delle risorse umane

Human resource management

ITA

6

20216

Marketing management - Advanced

 

ITA

6

20479

Performance measurement e corporate strategy - Modulo I (Performance measurement) (Vedi nota)

Performance measurement and corporate strategy - Module I (Performance measurement) (see note below)

ITA

8

20132

Scenari economici

Economic prospects

ITA

6

20159

Seminari per lo sviluppo di abilità comportamentali

Behavioural skills seminars

ITA

2


Curriculum  Majors of Management
 

 

Second semester

     

Code

Educational activity

English translation

Language of instruction

CP

20481

Business game (per Management)

Business game (for Management)

ENG

2

20148

Business history

 

ITA

6

20138

Diritto commerciale (corso progredito)

Company and business law (advanced course)

ITA

6

20211

Financial management e corporate banking

Financial management and corporate banking

ITA

6

20480

Performance measurement e corporate strategy - Modulo II (Corporate strategy) (Vedi nota)

Performance measurement and corporate strategy - Module II (Corporate strategy) (see note below)

ITA

8

 

Second foreign language (lessons only)

     
 

Total CP of the first year of studies

 

 

62

 
Curriculum "Organization and Human Resource Management" 
 

 

Second semester

     

Code

Educational activity

English translation

Language of instruction

CP

20482

Business game (per Organizzazionee Gestione delle Risorse Umane)

Business game (for Organization and Human Resource Management)

ITA

2

20151

Diritto del lavoro edelle relazioni industriali

Labour law

ITA

6

20152

Economia del lavoro e delle risorse umane

Labour and personnel economics

ITA

6

20158

Organizzazioned’impresa

Organization

ITA

6

20480

Performance measurement e corporate strategy - modulo II (Corporate strategy) (Vedi nota)

Performance measurement and corporate strategy - Module II (Corporate strategy) (see note below)

ITA

8

 

second foreign language (lessons only )

     
 

Total CP of the first year of studies

   

62

 
Second year of studies
 

Educational activities

CP

4 elective courses

24

20637 Professional English seminars (lessons+ exam)

2

Second foreign language (lessons + exam 1st sem 2nd year)

4

Curricular supplementary activities*

2

Internship or similar activities

8

Thesis

18

Total CP of the second year of studies

58

* for detailed information on Curricular supplementary activities, see 2.1.2.4 “Curricular supplementary activities”.

 

NOTE:

  • code 20479 ‘Performance measurement and corporate strategy - Module I (Performance measurement)’ and code 20480 ‘Performance measurement and corporate strategy - Module II (Corporate strategy)’ are respectively the first and second module of the course code 20478 ‘Performance measurement and corporate strategy’.


The courses subdivided in modules are considered passed, and may be recorded in the student academic career and certified, only after passing both exams of which it is made up. The final grade is obtained by the grade point average of the two marks compared to the credits and rounded up if decimals are equal or higher than 5, rounded down if they are lower than 5.

It is furthermore specified that the credit points and the grades earned for the individual modules passed will be taken into account for rankings within the University (e.g. Bocconi Scholarship, selection for International Programs, etc.) and they can be viewed by printing the unofficial academic transcript at Punto Blu.
The student's study plan must include at least one exam for a course taught in English. This limit is not applied to students participating in:

 

  • Exchange program or Free mover semester program, if they recognize at least one exam taken abroad in their study plan;
  • AEEP, CEMS, DD programs, if they fulfill all requirements provided for in the program structure.
     

The same exemption from this requirement is also applied to Double Degree incoming students, if they are enrolled in an Italian program and they attend upon indication by the Program Director and for academic purposes, all the elective exams of the second year in Italian.


Some opportunities to study abroad such as Exchange programs lasting one semester and Double Degree programs are offered.
For more information see paragraph "International Opportunities".

For detailed information on foreign languages see "Foreign Languages".

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2.2.4.2.
Program structure English class groups

The program structure is valid for the students initially enrolled in the academic years of reference for this section.

First year of studies

 

 

First semester 

 

Code

Educational activity

CP

20159

Behavioural skills seminars

2

20132

Economic prospects

6

20162

Human resource management

6

20216

Marketing management - Advanced

6

20479

Performance measurement and corporate strategy - Module I (Performance measurement) (see note below)

8

20486

Principles of business analytics

6


Curriculum  Majors of Management

 

Second semester

 

Code

Educational activity

CP

20481

Business game (for Management)

2

20148

Business history

6

20138

Company and business law (Advanced course)

6

20211

Financial management and corporate banking

6

20480

Performance measurement and corporate strategy - Module II (Corporate strategy) (see note below)

8

 

second foreign language (lessons only)

 

 

Total CP of the first year of studies

62

 
 
Second year of studies
 

Educational activities

CP

4 elective courses

24

20637 Professional English seminars (lessons + exam)

2

Second foreign language (lessons + exam 1st sem 2nd year)

4

Curricular supplementary activities*

2

Internship or similar activities

8

Thesis

18

Total CP of the second year of studies

58

* for detailed information on Curricular supplementary activities, see 2.1.2.4 “Curricular supplementary activities”.

NOTE:

  • code 20479 ‘Performance measurement and corporate strategy - Module I (Performance measurement)’ and code 20480 ‘Performance measurement and corporate strategy - Module II (Corporate strategy)’ are respectively the first and second module of the course code 20478 ‘Performance measurement and corporate strategy’.


The courses subdivided in modules are considered passed, and may be recorded in the student academic career and certified, only after passing both exams of which it is made up. The final grade is obtained by the grade point average of the two marks compared to the credits and rounded up if decimals are equal or higher than 5, rounded down if they are lower than 5.

It is furthermore specified that the credit points and the grades earned for the individual modules passed will be taken into account for rankings within the University (e.g. ISU Scholarship, selection for International Programs,etc.) and they can be viewed by printing the unofficial academic transcript at Punto Blu.

Some opportunities to study abroad such as Exchange programs lasting one semester and Double Degree programs are offered.
For more information see paragraph "International Opportunities".

For detailed information on foreign languages see "Foreign languages".

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2.2.5.
Majors of the second year

 

During the second year of studies students choose 4 elective courses corresponding to 24 credit points relating to the educational activities chosen by students as part as one of the following majors:
 

  • Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Growth Strategy;
  • Fashion, Luxury and Made in Italy;
  • Finance;
  • Green Management and Sustainability;
  • Organizational change and consulting;
  • Sport Management;
  • Global experience (reserved for students participating in the exchange, free mover and double degree programs).


The Program Director is available during his/her office hours published on the website at www.unibocconi.eu/officehours to provide further information on the study plan.

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2.2.5.1.
Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Growth Strategy

The major structure includes:
 

a) at least 1 course chosen from among the following:

 

Code

Educational activity

English translation

Language of instruction

Semester

CP

Note

20335

Entrepreneurship and business planning

 

ENG

I

6

 

20260

Private equity and venture capital

 

ENG (3 class groups)

II

6

also offered in e-learning

20525

Strategic management in family businesses

 

ENG

I

6

 


b) at least  2 courses chosen from among the following ones plus those not chosen from point a) above: 

 

 

Code

Educational activity

English translation

Language of instruction

Semester

CP

20219

Accounting and control in MNCs

 

ENG

I

6

20220

Amministrazione e controllo per le piccole e medie imprese

Accounting and control for SMEs

ITA

I

6

20565

Le valutazioni di bilancio secondo O.I.C.

O.I.C. Italian gaap (advanced course)

ITA

I

6

20522

Managing the growing entrepreneurial venture

 

ENG

II

6

20539

Managing the multinational corporation

 

ENG

I

6

20311

Marketing internazionale

International marketing

ITA

ENG

I

II

6

20491

Social entrepreneurship and impact investing

 

ENG

I

6


c) the possibility of including 1 course from among all MSc electives

 

 

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2.2.5.2.
Fashion, Luxury and Made in Italy

The major structure includes:

a) at least 1 course chosen from among the following:
 

Code

Educational activity

Language of instruction

Semester

CP

20671

Luxury companies in the global landscape

ENG

I

6

20241

Management of design

ENG

I

6

20237

Management of fashion and luxury companies

ENG

II

6

20521

Managerial issues in made in Italy industries

ENG

II

6


b) at least  2 courses chosen from among the following ones plus those not chosen from point a) above:
 

Code

Educational activity

Language of instruction

Semester

CP

20529

Innovative retail design

ENG

II

6

20539

Managing the multinational corporation

ENG

I

6

20543

Social media marketing

ENG

I and II

6

20525

Strategic management in family businesses

ENG

I

6

20566

Strategic options for global markets

ENG

I

6

20524

Value chains and business models in fashion & luxury

ENG

I

6

20677

Web analytics and digital marketing

ENG

I

6


c) 1 course freely chosen from among the electives of all of the other MSc programs.

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2.2.5.3.
Finance

The major structure includes:


a) at least 1 course chosen from among the following:

 

Code

Educational activity

English translation

Language of instruction

Semester

CP

20212

Analisi strategiche e valutazioni finanziarie

Strategic analyses and financial valuation

ITA

I

6

20333 Crisi d'impresa e processi di ristrutturazione Corporate distress and turnaround management ITA II 6
20553 Finance for the green business and the circular economy   ENG II 6

20542

Financial risk management nelle aziende

Corporate financial risk management

ITA

I

6

20256

Mergers and acquisitions

 

ITA and ENG (2 class groups)

I

6


b) at least  2 courses chosen from among the following ones plus those not chosen from point a) above:
 

Code

Educational activity

English translation

Language of instruction

Semester

CP

Note

20223

Deal design and valuation for business combinations and joint agreements

 

ITA

I

6

 

20250

Financial management (Advanced topics)

 

ITA

I

6

 

20265

International corporate finance

 

ENG

I

6

 

20337

Management delle acquisizioni

Acquisition management

ITA

I

6

 

20260

Private equity and venture capital

 

ENG (3 groups)

II

6

also offered in e-learning

20267

Riorganizzazioni finanziarie e distressed value investing

Corporate financial turnaround and distressed value investing

ITA

II

6

 

20439

Structured and project finance

 

ENG

I

6

 

 

c) 1 course freely chosen from among the electives of all of the other MSc programs.

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2.2.5.4.
Green Management and Sustainability

The major structure includes: 
 

a) at least 1 course chosen from among the following: 

 

 

Code

Educational activity

Language of instruction

Semester

CP

20331

Corporate social responsibility

ENG

II

6

20412

Green management and corporate sustainability

ENG

II

6

20491

Social entrepreneurship and impact investing

ENG

I

6

 

 

b) at least  2 courses chosen from among the following ones plus those not chosen from point a) above: 

 

 

Code

Educational activity

English translation

Language of instruction

Semester

CP

20572

Economia e politica dell'energia

Energy economics and policy

ITA

II

6

20553

Finance for the green business and the circular economy

 

ENG

II

6

20402

Innovation, growth and sustainability

 

ENG

II

6

20516

Management of international organizations and NGO's

 

ENG

II

6

20348

Supply chain management

 

ENG

I

6

 

 

c) 1 course freely chosen from among the electives of all of the other MSc programs.

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2.2.5.5.
Organizational change and consulting

The major structure includes:


a) at least 1 course chosen from among the following: 

 

 Code

Educational activity

Language of instruction

Semester

CP

20319

Change management

ENG

I

6

20325

Management consulting

ENG

I

6

20329

Project management

ENG

II

6

 


b) at least  2 courses chosen from among the following ones plus those not chosen from point a) above: 

 

Code

Educational activity

English translation

Language of instruction

Semester

CP

20425

Business process management and modelling

 

ENG

I

6

20320

Comportamento organizzativo e leadership

Leadership and organizational behaviour

ITA

I

6

20333

Crisi d'impresa e processi di ristrutturazione

Corporate distress and turnaround management

ITA

II

6

20569

Digital business transformation
 

  ENG I 6

20696

Fundamentals of new technologies for economic
and human development

 
ENG

II

6

20523

Leadership and power

 

ENG

II

6

20538

Predictive analytics for data driven decisions making

 

ENG

II

6

20410

Ricerche e analisi di management

Research and analysis in management

ITA

I

6

 

c) the possibility to choose 1 course from among all the MSc electives.

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2.2.5.6.
Sport Management

The major structure includes:


a) 3 major compulsory courses: 

 Code

Educational activity

Language of instruction

Semester

CP

20630

Introduction to sport analytics

ENG

II

6

20552

Sports business and management

ENG

II

6

50206

Sports law

ENG

II

6


b) the possibility to choose 1 course from among all the MSc electives, preferably (but not necessarily) selected from the following list:
 

 Code

Educational activity

Language of instruction

Semester

CP

20490

Consumer neuroscience

ENG

II

6

20335

Entrepreneurship and business planning

ENG

I

6

20475

Event and mega event management and creative industries

ENG

I

6

20412

Green management and corporate sustainability

ENG

II

6

20329

Project management

ENG

II

6

20543

Social media marketing

ENG

I and II

6

20677

Web analytics and digital marketing

ENG

I

6

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2.2.5.7.
Global experience

The major "Global experience" is reserved for students participating in the exchange, free mover and Double Degree

The 24 credit points regarding  the educational activities chosen by the students are divided into 4 courses chosen freely by the student from among the electives of MSc programs. Note that 6 out of 24 credit points relating to the courses chosen must be referred to one of the following subject groups: Theory and principles of management (SECS-P/07), Corporate management (SECS-P/08), Corporate finance (SECS-P/09), Organization theory (SECS-P/10), Economics of financial intermediation (SECS-P/11). (See Subject Groups published in the course profiles www.unibocconi.eu/courses)

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2.2.6.
International opportunities

Some opportunities to study abroad such as Exchange programs lasting one semester and Double Degree programs are offered.

Double Degree programs are addressed to a selected group of students who have excelled in their studies and have adequate language skills.

Students who are admitted can study one year in Italy and one year abroad; at the end of the courses they will obtain both the Italian Master of Science degree and the equivalent foreign degree awarded by the partner school.

Detailed information on the Double Degree program and any updates related to eligibility and requirements, application and deadlines and available destinations are published on the website www.ir.unibocconi.eu/doubledegree. Emails can also be send to the following address: doubledegree@unibocconi.it.

In the same area you can also read comments by students who have been abroad in previous years.

For procedures on how to enroll in the programs see "Studying Abroad".
 

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2.3.
Master of Science in International Management (IM)

Program Director:
Massimo Magni

Assistant to the Program Director:
Irene Dagnino

Field of study:
Management (no. LM-77 of the Ministerial Decree 16 March, 2007)
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2.3.1.
Educational objectives

The Master of Science in International Management has the following educational objectives:

  1. provide advanced preparation in the main business areas focusing on the international context: business management, marketing, corporate finance, labor management, operations and supply chain;
  2. develop a complete overview of the problems linked to the operative, strategic management of companies operating on a global scale, keeping in mind the peculiarities of an international and often multicultural context;
  3. complete your preparation in the business field providing competences in subjects as economics, quantitative and juridical, so as to develop problem analysis skills in interdisciplinary areas;
  4. develop behavioral skills via ad hoc seminars and via in / out of class activities related to courses, namely skills in communication, in interaction, in addressing complex issues; promote fluency in English to work effectively and efficiently; proficiency in a second EU language (Italian for non-Italian native speakers).
  5. Finally, to foster a wide-ranging culture to develop critical thinking and to delve into cutting-edge topics.
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2.3.2.
Career opportunities

The main career opportunities for International Management graduates are described below.

Management expert in an international company


Role in a work setting:
Graduates support management activities within one of the organizational units (planning, marketing, operations, human resources, etc.) in companies working in global markets and multicultural contexts, with the aim of implementing company strategies. These activities include, for instance, helping to identify international markets in which to operate and the related products, implementing development strategies on a global scale, implementing supply chain and operational systems in international settings, monitoring and comparing economic-financial performances of the various branches and implementing policies for developing human resources with multicultural profiles.

Skills associated with the role:
Graduates possess qualified knowledge and advanced skills that allow them to have an overview of the main dynamics characterizing companies working in a global context (in particular, planning, marketing, operations management and human resources management skills, etc.). They are therefore able to contribute to the development of strategic plans, marketing plans, operational flows and procurement models, instruments for the recruitment and development of human resources, for both internal consistency (among organizational units) and external consistency (regarding specific features of the global markets in which it operates). Graduates can also assess performances in light of the strategies defined using advanced empirical methods and theoretical models.
Lastly, they can also interact and adapt to situations characterized by diversity of both a cultural nature and of cognitive models.

Career opportunities:
Graduates will work in medium and large multinational companies with a strong focus on international markets and international organizations.

Consultant for international companies

Role in a work setting:
Graduates analyze the specific features of companies and the competitive processes of international markets. Based on these analyses, graduates contribute to supporting companies in defining competitive international strategies in line with the characteristics of the companies they offer services to. As an example, they may support companies in various sectors in analyzing the competitive dynamics of the market of reference, clientele segmentation and analyzing competition.

Skills associated with the role:
Graduates possess qualified knowledge and advanced skills for dealing with strategic problems and the unique features characterizing international markets and multicultural contexts. They possess the ability to analyze and understand industry- and culture-specific features of the companies they support. They also possess advanced quantitative knowledge and abilities of both theoretical methods and empirical methods and can apply them in strategic analyses aimed at supporting the decisions of the company it offers its services to.

Career opportunities:
Graduates will work in: international consultancy firms or companies specialized in global markets, strategic consultancy firms, organizational consultancy firms, consultancy firms in finance and accounting.
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2.3.3.
Description of the educational path

The Master of Science in International Management is taught in English.


The first part of the study plan includes mandatory courses as well as seminars to develop behavioral skills.


The second part of the study plan includes educational activities to be chosen by the students focusing on specific subject areas. It is possible to draw from the Bocconi curriculum as well as that of other universities (mostly foreign).

There are also seminars and other educational activities aimed at fostering a wide-ranging culture.

The program structure includes other mandatory educational activities:
 

  • a 3-month work experience (internship or similar activity);
  • two foreign EU languages:
    • English as a first language for all students; the second language must be different from their native language (Italian is mandatory for all students who are not native Italian speakers);
  • the thesis, which significantly characterizes the educational track.
     

Experience abroad, from one semester to one year, is encouraged (Exchange Programs, Free-Mover Semester Programs, Master CEMS-MIM, Double Degree Programs).

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2.3.4.
Program structure for students initially enrolled from the 2018-2019 a.y.

First year of studies

The program structure is valid for the students initially enrolled in the academic years of reference for this section.

 

First semester

 

Code

Educational activity

CP 

20624

Global scenarios - Module 1 (Macroeconomics) (see note below)

6

20625

Global scenarios - Module 2 (Geopolitics and business) (see note below)

6

20156

International finance

8

20161

Performance measurement

6

20486

Principles of business analytics

6

20172

Seminar on collaborative competences

2

 

 

Second semester

 

Code

Educational activity

CP

20160

Corporate strategy

8

20575 (*)

Global operations and supply chain management

6

20215

International comparative business law

6

20506

Marketing decisions

6

20158

Organization

6

 

second foreign language (lessons only )

 
 

Total CP of the first year of studies

66

(*) As a substitute of the course, code 20575, for students participating in the China MIM Program, the course 20348 Supply chain management should be in the study plan of the first semester of the second year.

NOTE:

  • code 20624 ‘Global scenarios - Module 1 (Macroeconomics)' and code 20625 ‘Global scenarios - Module 2 (Geopolitics and Business)’ are respectively the first and second module of the course code 20626 ‘Global scenarios'.


Second year of studies

 

Educational activities

CP

3 elective courses

18

20637 Professional English seminars (lessons + exam)

2

Second foreign language (lessons + exam 1st sem 2nd year)

4

Curricular supplementary activities*

2

Internship or similar activities

8

Thesis

20

Total CP of the second year of studies

54

* for detailed information on Curricular supplementary activities, see 2.1.2.4 “Curricular supplementary activities”.

The courses subdivided in modules are considered passed, and may be recorded in the student academic career and certified, only after passing both exams of which it is made up. The final grade is obtained by the grade point average of the two marks compared to the credits and rounded up if decimals are equal or higher than 5, rounded down if they are lower than 5.

It is furthermore specified that the credit points and the grades earned for the individual modules passed will be taken into account for rankings within the University (e.g. Bocconi Scholarship, selection for International Programs, etc.) and they can be viewed by printing the unofficial academic transcript at Punto Blu.

Some opportunities to study abroad such as Exchange programs lasting one semester and Double Degree programs are offered (see "International Opportunities").


Bocconi students participating in the CEMS program must enter in their Bocconi study plan all compulsory and/or elective courses provided for in the program structure or as additional courses (maximum 3 courses). CEMS students will obtain academic credit for the 2 compulsory CEMS seminars in the first and second semester (Business Communication Skill Seminar and Responsible Global Leadership Seminar) to cover the 2 credits for curricular supplementary activities required for courses in the second year of IM. Any curricular supplementary activities can only be recorded in the study plan as additional courses. 

For detailed information on foreign languages see "Foreign Languages".

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2.3.5.
Second year of studies

During the second year of studies students can freely draw their free track by choosing 3 elective courses which correspond to the 18 educational credit points referring to the educational activities chosen by the students; the allocation of electives is subject to the official approval of the MSc Program Director or his/her delegate to Academic Affairs.


The MSc Program Director is available during office hours to provide more information concerning the program structure. Office hours are published on the website at www.unibocconi.eu/officehours.
 

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2.3.6.
International opportunities

Some opportunities to study abroad such as Exchange programs lasting one semester and Double Degree programs are offered.

Double Degree programs are addressed to a selected group of students who have excelled in their studies and have adequate language skills.

Students who are admitted can study one year in Italy and one year abroad; at the end of the courses they will obtain both the Italian Master of Science degree and the equivalent foreign degree awarded by the partner school.

 

Detailed information on the Double Degree program and any updates related to eligibility and requirements, application and deadlines and available destinations are published on the website www.ir.unibocconi.eu/doubledegree. Emails can also be send to the following address: doubledegree@unibocconi.it.
In the same area you can also read comments by students who have been abroad in previous years.

Furthermore, those students who are selected on the basis of their academic performance can also obtain the CEMS-MIM (Master in International Management) awarded by the CEMS network, of which Bocconi is a member.

The Master in International Management MIM offered by CEMS (The Global Alliance in Management Education) is an additional opportunity to make an international experience during the second year of studies of the Master of Science program. The program lasts about one academic year and its curriculum combines academic knowledge with on-the-field experience.

For procedures on how to enroll in the programs see "Studying Abroad".

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2.4.
Master of Science in Marketing Management (MM)

Program Director:
Giovanna Padula

Assistants to the Program Director:
Deborah Raccagni

Field of study:
Management (no. LM-77 of the Ministerial Decree 16 March 2007)

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2.4.1.
Educational objectives

The Master of Science in Marketing Management has the following educational objectives:

  1. provide advanced studies in marketing in the operative as well as strategic areas, with reference to the national and international context;
  2. develop a complete comprehension of the different marketing techniques with reference to business-to-business and business-to-consumer, including different cultural contexts;
  3. complete your preparation in the business field providing competences in subjects as economics, quantitative and juridical, so as to develop problem analysis skills in interdisciplinary areas;
  4. develop behavioral skills via ad hoc seminars and via in / out of class activities related to courses, namely skills in communication, in interaction, in addressing complex issues;
  5. promote fluency in English to work effectively and efficiently; proficiency in a second EU language (in the English version of the MSc: Italian for non-Italian native speakers). Finally, to foster a wide-ranging culture to develop critical thinking and to delve into cutting-edge topics.
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2.4.2.
Career opportunities

The main career opportunities for Marketing Management graduates are described below.

Sales and marketing manager

Role in a work setting:
Graduates carry out both strategic and operational activities within the area of marketing. These include different areas such as analysis of consumer conduct and the conduct of industrial clients, the management of products, brands, sales, public relations and communication.
They collaborate with other business functions such as manufacturing, research and development, finance and logistics.

Skills associated with the role:

Graduates have an excellent mastery of the quantitative and qualitative methods of data analysis, they understand the techniques of brand management, managing distribution channels, analysis and interpretation of consumer conduct, communication and sales management. They understand the basic elements of market research techniques as well as the latest netnographic analysis tools.
They know how to create a marketing plan and have the perspective and overview needed to connect the various marketing mixes that can be used to achieve the company’s main strategic goals.

Career opportunities:
Graduates will work in: companies in any sector in manufacturing, distribution, services and, in particular, communication. The areas covered involve both business-to-consumer and business-to-business areas.

External marketing and communication consultant

Role in a work setting:
Graduates carry out market research, competitive analysis and, more in general, research to provide consulting at various levels on the topics of marketing and communication.

Skills associated with the role:
Graduates possess solid expertise in the theories of marketing, quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, various marketing mixes, and the techniques and channels for external communication.

Career opportunities:
Graduates will work for market research companies, operational and strategic consulting companies that offer support on the topics of marketing and communication, including in the digital area.
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2.4.3.
Description of the educational path

The Master of Science in Marketing Management taught in Italian and English; for those who take the course in Italian at least one exam in English must be included in their study plan.


The first part of the study plan includes mandatory courses in the students’ study program as well as seminars for the development of their behavioral skills.


The program structure is supplemented with seminars featuring high-profile guests from the business world and workshops to develop soft skills. Students are also encouraged to participate in company sponsored special events.


 

The second part of the study plan includes educational activities chosen by the student focusing on specific subject areas, e.g. communication and social media, product and service management, management of distribution networks, big data and business analytics. It is possible to draw from the Bocconi curriculum as well as that of other universities (mostly foreign).

There are also seminars and other educational activities aimed at fostering a wide-ranging culture.


In addition, the mandatory educational activities include:

  • two foreign EU languages:
    • English as a first language for all students; the second language must be different from their native language (Italian is mandatory in the English version of the program for students who are not native Italian speakers).
  • 3-month work experience (internship or similar activity);
  • the thesis, which significantly characterizes the educational track.



Experience abroad, from one semester to one year, is encouraged (Exchange Programs, Free-Mover Semester Program, Double Degree).

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2.4.4.
Program structure for students initially enrolled in the 2018-2019 a.y.

 

The program structure of the Master of Science in Marketing Management comprises educational activities for a total of 120 credit points.

 
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2.4.4.1.
Program structure - Italian class group

First year of studies

The program structure is valid for the students initially enrolled in the academic years of reference for this section.

 

 

First semester

   

Code

Educational activity

English translation

CP

20125

Channel marketing (Evoluzione del commercio, analisi e progettazione)

Channel marketing (Trade evolution, analysis and planning)

6

20133

Industry analysis (Economia dei settori industriali e dell'innovazione)

Industry analysis (Industrial economics and economics of innovation)

8

20159

Seminari per lo sviluppo di abilità comportamentali

Behavioural skills seminars

2

20171

Strategic marketing and marketing plan - Module 1 (Vedi nota)

Strategic marketing and marketing plan - Module 1 (See note )

6

20175

Understanding consumer (Consumer behaviour and CCT) - Module 1 (Vedi nota )

Understanding consumer (Consumer behaviour and CCT) - Module 1 (See note )

5

20176

Understanding consumer (Consumer behaviour and CCT) - Module 2 (Vedi nota)

Understanding consumer (Consumer behaviour and CCT) - Module 2 (See note )

7

    

 

Second semester

   

Code

Educational activity

English translation

CP

20145

Brand management

 

5

20139

Diritto per il marketing

Legal issues in marketing

6

20173

Market research

 

6

20167

Product innovation  and market creation

 

5

20206

Strategic marketing and marketing plan - Module 2 (Vedi nota)

Strategic marketing and marketing plan - Module 2 (See note below)

6

 

second foreign language (lessons only)

   
 

Total CP of the first year of studies

 

62

 

NOTES:

 

  • cod. 20171 ‘Strategic marketing and marketing plan - Module 1’ and code 20206 ‘Strategic marketing and marketing plan - Module 2‘ are respectively the first and second module of 20170 ‘Strategic marketing and marketing plan’;
  • code 20175 ‘Understanding consumer (Consumer behaviour and CCT) - Module 1’ and code 20176 ‘Understanding consumer (Consumer behaviour and CCT) - Module 2’ are respectively the first and second module of the course code 20174 ‘Understanding consumer (Consumer behaviour and CCT)’.
     

Second year of studies

Educational activities

CP

4 elective courses

24

20637 Professional English seminars (lessons + exam)

2

Second foreign language (lessons + exam 1st sem 2nd year)

4

Curricular supplementary activities*

2

Internship or similar activities 

8

Thesis

18

Total CP of the second year of studies

58


* for detailed information on Curricular supplementary activities, see 2.1.2.4 “Curricular supplementary activities”.

The courses subdivided in modules are considered passed, and may be recorded in the student academic career and certified, only after passing both exams of which it is made up. The final grade is obtained by the grade point average of the two marks compared to the credits and rounded up if decimals are equal or higher than 5, rounded down if they are lower than 5.

It is furthermore specified that the credit points and the grades earned for the individual modules passed will be taken into account for rankings within the University (e.g. Bocconi Scholarship, selection for International Programs, etc.) and they can be viewed by printing the unofficial academic transcript at Punto Blu.

The student's study plan must include at least one exam for a course taught in English. This limit is not applied to students participating in:

  • Exchange program or Free mover semester program, if they recognize at least one exam taken abroad in their study plan;
  • AEEP, CEMS, DD programs, if they fulfill all requirements provided for in the program structure. The same exemption from this requirement is also applied to Double Degree incoming students, if they are enrolled in an Italian program and they attend upon indication by the Program Director and for academic purposes all the elective exams of the second year in Italian.

Some opportunities to study abroad such as Exchange programs lasting one semester and Double Degree programs are offered (see "International Opportunities").

For detailed information on foreign languages see "Foreign Languages".

 

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2.4.4.2.
Program Structure - English Class Group

First year of studies

 


The program structure is valid for the students initially enrolled in the academic years of reference for this section.
   

 

 

First semester

 

Code

Educational activity

CP

20159

Behavioural skills seminars

2

20125

Channel marketing (Trade evolution, analysis and planning)

6

20133

Industry analysis (Industrial economics and economics of innovation)

8

20171

Strategic marketing and marketing plan - Module 1 (See note)

6

20175

Understanding consumer (Consumer behaviour and CCT) - Module 1 (See note )

5

20176

Understanding consumer (Consumer behaviour and CCT) - Module 2 (See note)

7

 

 

Second semester

 

Code

Educational activity

CP

20145

Brand management

5

20139

Legal issues in marketing

6

20173

Market research

6

20167

Product innovation and market creation

5

20206

Strategic marketing and marketing plan - Module 2 (See note below)

6

 

second foreign language (lessons only)

 
 

Total CP of the first year of studies

62

 

NOTE:

 

  • code 20171 ‘Strategic marketing and marketing plan - Module 1’ and code 20206 ‘Strategic marketing and marketing plan - Module 2’ are respectively the first and second module of 20170 ‘Strategic marketing and marketing plan’;
     
  • code 20175 ‘Understanding consumer (Consumer behaviour and CCT) - Module 1’ and code 20176 ‘Understanding consumer (Consumer behaviour and CCT) - Module 2’ are respectively the first and second module of the course code 20174 ‘Understanding consumer (Consumer behaviour and CCT)’.


Second year of studies

Educational activities

CP

4 elective courses

24

20637 Professional English seminars (lessons + exam)

2

Second foreign language (lessons + exam 1st sem 2nd year)

4

Curricular supplementary activities* 2

Internship or similar activities 

8

Thesis

18

Total CP of the second year of studies

58

 

* for detailed information on Curricular supplementary activities, see 2.1.2.4 “Curricular supplementary activities”.

 

 

 

The courses subdivided in modules are considered passed, and may be recorded in the student academic career and certified, only after passing both exams of which it is made up. The final grade is obtained by the grade point average of the two marks compared to the credits and rounded up if decimals are equal or higher than 5, rounded down if they are lower than 5.

It is furthermore specified that the credit points and the grades earned for the individual modules passed will be taken into account for rankings within the University (e.g. ISU Scholarship, selection for International Programs,etc.) and they can be viewed by printing the unofficial academic transcript at Punto Blu.

Some opportunities to study abroad such as Exchange programs lasting one semester and Double Degree programs are offered (see "International opportunities").

For detailed information on foreign languages see "Foreign languages".

 

 

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2.4.5.
Program structure for students initially enrolled in the 2019-2020 a.y.

 

The program structure of the Master of Science in Marketing Management comprises educational activities for a total of 120 credit points.

 
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2.4.5.1.
Program structure - Italian class group

First year of studies

 

The program structure is valid for the students initially enrolled in the academic years of reference for this section.

  

 

First semester

 

 

Code

Educational activity

English translation

CP

20125

Channel marketing (Evoluzione del commercio, analisi e progettazione)

Channel marketing (Trade evolution, analysis and planning)

6

20133

Industry analysis (Economia dei settori industriali e dell'innovazione)

Industry analysis (Industrial economics and economics of innovation)

8

20159

Seminari per lo sviluppo di abilità comportamentali

Behavioural skills seminars

2

20674

Strategic marketing and analytics – Module 1 (Vedi nota)

Strategic marketing and analytics - Module 1 (See note )

6

20175

Understanding consumer (Consumer behaviour and CCT) - Module 1 (Vedi nota )

Understanding consumer (Consumer behaviour and CCT) - Module 1 (See note )

5

20176

Understanding consumer (Consumer behaviour and CCT) - Module 2 (Vedi nota)

Understanding consumer (Consumer behaviour and CCT) - Module 2 (See note )

7

    

 

Second semester

 

 

Code

Educational activity

English translation

CP

20145

Brand management

 

5

20139

Diritto per il marketing

Legal issues in marketing

6

20173

Market research

 

6

20167

Product innovation  and market creation

 

5

20675

Strategic marketing and analytics - Module 2 (Vedi nota)

Strategic marketing and analytics - Module 2 (See note below)

6

 

second foreign language (lessons only)

 

 

 

Total CP of the first year of studies 

62

 

NOTES:

 

  • cod. 20674 ‘Strategic marketing and analytics – Module 1 ’ and cod. 20675 ‘Strategic marketing and analytics – Module 2‘ are respectively the first and second module of cod. 20676 ‘Strategic marketing and analytics’

 

  • code 20175 ‘Understanding consumer (Consumer behaviour and CCT) - Module 1’ and code 20176 ‘Understanding consumer (Consumer behaviour and CCT) - Module 2’ are respectively the first and second module of the course code 20174 ‘Understanding consumer (Consumer behaviour and CCT)’.
     

Second year of studies

Educational activities

CP

4 elective courses

24

20637 Professional English seminars (lessons + exam)

2

Second foreign language (lessons + exam 1st sem 2nd year)

4

Curricular supplementary activities*

2

Internship or similar activities 

8

Thesis

18

Total CP of the second year of studies

58


* for detailed information on Curricular supplementary activities, see 2.1.2.4 “Curricular supplementary activities”.

The courses subdivided in modules are considered passed, and may be recorded in the student academic career and certified, only after passing both exams of which it is made up. The final grade is obtained by the grade point average of the two marks compared to the credits and rounded up if decimals are equal or higher than 5, rounded down if they are lower than 5.

It is furthermore specified that the credit points and the grades earned for the individual modules passed will be taken into account for rankings within the University (e.g. Bocconi Scholarship, selection for International Programs, etc.) and they can be viewed by printing the unofficial academic transcript at Punto Blu.

The student's study plan must include at least one exam for a course taught in English. This limit is not applied to students participating in:
 

  • Exchange program or Free mover semester program, if they recognize at least one exam taken abroad in their study plan;
  • AEEP, CEMS, DD programs, if they fulfill all requirements provided for in the program structure. The same exemption from this requirement is also applied to Double Degree incoming students, if they are enrolled in an Italian program and they attend upon indication by the Program Director and for academic purposes all the elective exams of the second year in Italian.

Some opportunities to study abroad such as Exchange programs lasting one semester and Double Degree programs are offered (see "International Opportunities").

For detailed information on foreign languages see "Foreign Languages".

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2.4.5.2.
Program Structure - English Class Group

First year of studies


The program structure is valid for the students initially enrolled in the academic years of reference for this section.
   

 

First semester

 

Code

Educational activity

CP

20159

Behavioural skills seminars

2

20125

Channel marketing (Trade evolution, analysis and planning)

6

20133

Industry analysis (Industrial economics and economics of innovation)

8

20674

Strategic marketing and analytics - Module 1 (See note)

6

20175

Understanding consumer (Consumer behaviour and CCT) - Module 1 (See note )

5

20176

Understanding consumer (Consumer behaviour and CCT) - Module 2 (See note)

7

 

 

Second semester

 

Code

Educational activity

CP

20145

Brand management

5

20139

Legal issues in marketing

6

20173

Market research

6

20167

Product innovation and market creation

5

20675

Strategic marketing and analytics - Module 2 (See note below)

6

 

second foreign language (lessons only)

 

 

Total CP of the first year of studies

62

 

NOTE:

 

  • cod. 20674 ‘Strategic marketing and analytics – Module 1 ’ and cod. 20675 ‘Strategic marketing and analytics – Module 2‘ ‘ are respectively the first and second module of cod. 20676 ‘Strategic marketing and analytics’;
  • code 20175 ‘Understanding consumer (Consumer behaviour and CCT) - Module 1’ and code 20176 ‘Understanding consumer (Consumer behaviour and CCT) - Module 2’ are respectively the first and second module of the course code 20174 ‘Understanding consumer (Consumer behaviour and CCT)’.


Second year of studies

Educational activities

CP

4 elective courses

24

20637 Professional English seminars (lessons + exam)

2

Second foreign language (lessons + exam 1st sem 2nd year)

4

Curricular supplementary activities*

2

Internship or similar activities 

8

Thesis

18

Total CP of the second year of studies

58

 

* for detailed information on Curricular supplementary activities, see 2.1.2.4 “Curricular supplementary activities”.
 

The courses subdivided in modules are considered passed, and may be recorded in the student academic career and certified, only after passing both exams of which it is made up. The final grade is obtained by the grade point average of the two marks compared to the credits and rounded up if decimals are equal or higher than 5, rounded down if they are lower than 5.

It is furthermore specified that the credit points and the grades earned for the individual modules passed will be taken into account for rankings within the University (e.g. ISU Scholarship, selection for International Programs,etc.) and they can be viewed by printing the unofficial academic transcript at Punto Blu.


Some opportunities to study abroad such as Exchange programs lasting one semester and Double Degree programs are offered (see "International opportunities").

For detailed information on foreign languages see "Foreign languages".

 

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2.4.6.
Majors

During the second year of studies students choose 4 elective course which correspond to the 24 credit points relative to the activities chosen by students - concerning the personalized academic major (free track) or one of the following recommended majors:

  • Big data and business analytics;
  • Business communication and social media;
  • Distribution networks and retailing in the digital era;
  • Product and service management.


The MSc Program Director is available during office hours to provide more information concerning the program structure. Office hours are published on the website at www.unibocconi.eu/officehours.

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2.4.6.1.
Big data and business analytics

The major structure includes:

a) 2 courses chosen from among the following: 
 

 

 Code


Educational activity

 

Language of instruction

Semester

CP

20564

Big data for business decisions

ENG

I

6

20568

Empirical methods for innovation strategies

ENG

I

6

20543

Social media marketing

ENG

I and II

6

 

b) 1 course chosen from among the following:  

 

Code

Educational activity

Language of instruction

Semester

CP

20660

Collaborative Strategies for Innovation

ENG

II

6

20659

Data analysis for managerial decision making

ENG

I

6

20661

Innovtion in the sharing economy: the role of platforms and business models

ENG

II

6

20630

Introduction to sport analytics

ENG

II

6

20671

Luxury companies in the global landscape

ENG

I

6

20538

Predictive analytics for data driven decisions making

ENG

II

6

20462

Social and economic networks

ENG

II

6


20696
 

Fundamentals of new technologies for economic and human development

ENG

II

6

 

c) 1 course freely chosen from among the electives of all of the other MSc programs.

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2.4.6.2.
Business communication and social media

The major structure includes:
 

a) 2 courses chosen from among the following: 
 

Code

Educational activity

English translation

Language of instruction

Semester

CP

20302

Advertising management

 

ITA

II

6

20475

Event and mega event management and creative industries

 

ENG

I

6

20310

Marketing esperienziale

Experiential marketing

ITA

II

6

20314

Semiotica applicata al marketing

Marketing applied semiotics

ITA

I

6

20543

Social media marketing

 

ENG

I e II

6


b) 1 course chosen from among the following: 
 

Code

Educational activity

English translation

Language of instruction

Semester

CP

20660

Collaborative Strategies for Innovation

 

ENG

II

6

20490

Consumer neuroscience

 

ENG

II

6

20659

Data analysis for managerial decision making

 

ENG

I

6

20307

Industrial marketing

 

ENG

I

6

20661

Innovation in the sharing economy: the role of platforms and business models

 

ENG

II

6

20529

Innovative retail design

 

ENG

II

6

20671

Luxurycompanies in the global landscape

 

ENG

I

6

20241

Management of design

 

ENG

I

6

20237

Management of fashion and luxury companies

 

ENG

II

6

20521

Managerial issues in made in Italy industries

 

ENG

II

6

20520

Marketing, customer value and corporate performances

 

ENG

II

6

20309

Marketing dei servizi

Services marketing

ITA

I

6

20311

Marketing internazionale

International marketing

ITA

ENG

I

II


6

20538

Predictive analytics for data driven decisions making

 

ENG

II

6

20631

Pricing analytics

 

ENG

I

6

20329

Project management

 

ENG

II

6

20554

Psychology,economic analysis, and behavioral finance

 

ENG

I

6

20429

Sales management

 

ENG

I

6

20670

Social movements, markets and firms

 

ENG

I

6

20348

Supply chain management

 

ENG

I

6

20317

Trade marketing and category management

 

ITA

I

6

20524

Value chains and business models in fashion & luxury

 

ENG

I

6

20677

Web analytics and digital marketing

 

ENG

I

6

 

c) 1 course freely chosen from among the electives of all of the other MSc programs.

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2.4.6.3.
Distribution networks and retailing in the digital era

The major structure includes:

a) 2 courses chosen from among the following:  
 

Code

Educational activity

English translation

Language of instruction

Semester

CP

20529

Innovative retail design

 

ENG

II

6

20309

Marketing dei servizi

Services marketing

ITA

I

6

20429

Sales management

 

ENG

I

6

20317

Trade marketing and category management

 

ITA

I

6

20677

Web analytics and digital marketing

 

ENG

I

6

 

b) 1 course chosen from among the following:
  

Code

Educational activity

English translation

Language of instruction

Semester

CP

20302

Advertising management

 

ITA

II

6

20660

Collaborative Strategies for Innovation

 

ENG

II

6

20490

Consumer neuroscience

 

ENG

II

6

20659

Data analysis for managerial decision making

 

ENG

I

6

20475

Event and mega event management and creative industries

 

ENG

I

6

20307

Industrial marketing

 

ENG

I

6

20661

Innovation in the sharing economy: the role of platforms and business models

 

ENG

II

6

20671

Luxury companies in the global landscape

 

ENG

I

6

20241

Management of design

 

ENG

I

6

20237

Management of fashion and luxury companies

 

ENG

II

6

20521

Managerial issues in made in Italy industries

 

ENG

II

6

20310

Marketing esperienziale

Experiential marketing

ITA

II

6

20520

Marketing, customer value and corporate performances

 

ENG

II

6

20311

Marketing internazionale

International marketing

ITA

ENG

I

II


6

20538

Predictive analytics for data driven decisions making

 

ENG

II

6

20631

Pricing analytics

 

ENG

I

6

20329

Project management

 

ENG

II

6

20554

Psychology, economic analysis, and behavioral finance

 

ENG

I

6

20314

Semiotica applicata al marketing

Marketing applied semiotics

ITA

I

6

20543

Social media marketing

 

ENG

I e II

6

20670

Social movements, markets and firms

 

ENG

I

6

20552

Sports business and management

 

ENG

II


6

20348

Supply chain management

 

ENG

I

6

20524

Value chains and business models in fashion & luxury

 

ENG

I

6

 

c) 1 course freely chosen from among the electives of  MSc programs.

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2.4.6.4.
Product and service management

The major structure includes:

a) 2 courses chosen from among the following:  

Code

Educational activity

English translation

Language of instruction

Semester

CP

20307

Industrial marketing

 

ENG

I

6

20309

Marketing dei servizi

Services marketing

ITA

I

6

20311

Marketing internazionale

International marketing

ITA

ENG

I

II


6

20631

Pricing analytics

 

ENG

I

6

 

 

b) 1 course chosen from among the following: 

Code

Educational activity

English translation

Language of instruction

Semester

CP

20302

Advertising management

 

ITA

II

6

20660

Collaborative Strategies for Innovation

 

ENG

II

6

20490

Consumer neuroscience

 

ENG

II

6

20659

Data analysis for managerial decision making

 

ENG

I

6

20475

Event and mega event management and creative industries

 

ENG

I

6

20661

Innovation in the sharing economy: the role of platforms and business models

 

ENG

II

6

20529

Innovative retail design

 

ENG

II

6

20671

Luxury companies in the global landscape

 

ENG

I

6

20241

Management of design

 

ENG

I

6

20310

Marketing esperienziale

Experiential marketing

ITA

II

6

20237

Management of fashion and luxury companies

 

ENG

II

6

20521

Managerial issues in made in Italy industries

 

ENG

II

6

20520

Marketing, customer value and corporate performances

 

ENG

II

6

20538

Predictive analytics for data driven decisions making

 

ENG

II

6

20329

Project management

 

ENG

II

6

20554

Psychology, economic analysis, and behavioral finance

 

ENG

I

6

20429

Sales management

 

ENG

I

6

20314

Semiotica applicata al marketing

Marketing applied semiotics

ITA

I

6

20543

Social media marketing

 

ENG

I and II

6

20670

Social movements, markets and firms

 

ENG

I

6

20552

Sports business and management

 

ENG

II

6

20348

Supply chain management

 

ENG

I

6

20317

Trade marketing and category management

 

ITA

I

6

20524

Value chains and business models in fashion & luxury

 

ENG

I

6

20677

Web analytics and digital marketing

 

ENG

I

6

 

 

c) 1 course freely chosen from among the electives of MSc programs.

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2.4.6.5.
Free track

 The 24 credit points concerning  the educational activities chosen by students are divided into 4 courses freely choosen by the student from among the electives of MSc programs, the allocation of electives is subject to the official approval of the MSc Program Director or his/her delegate to Academic Affairs. It is also specified that 12 out of 24 credit points relating to the courses chosen must be referring to one or two of these subject groups: Theory and principles of management (SECS-P/07), Corporate management (SECS-P/08), Organization theory (SECS-P/10). (See Subject Groups available in the course profiles www.unibocconi.eu/courses).

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2.4.7.
International opportunities

Some opportunities to study abroad such as Exchange programs lasting a semester and Double Degree programs are offered.

Double Degree programs are addressed to a selected group of students who have excelled in their studies and have adequate language skills.

Students who are admitted can study one year in Italy and one year abroad; at the end of the courses they will obtain both the Italian Master of Science degree and the equivalent foreign degree awarded by the partner school.

 

Detailed information on the Double Degree program and any updates related to eligibility and requirements, application and deadlines and available destinations are published on the website www.ir.unibocconi.eu/doubledegree. Emails can also be send to the following address: doubledegree@unibocconi.it.

In the same area you can also read comments by students who have been abroad in previous years.


For procedures on how to enroll in the programs see "Studying abroad".

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2.5.
Master of Science in Amministrazione, finanza aziendale e controllo-Accounting, financial management and control (AFC)

Program Director:
Antonio Marra

Assistant to the Program Director:
Emila Merlotti

Field of study
Management (no. LM-77 of the Ministerial Decree 16 March 2007) 

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2.5.1.
Educational objectives

The Master of Science in Accounting, Corporate finance and control has the following educational objectives:

  1. provide advanced studies to allow a complete understanding of accounting and financial statements, corporate finance and planning,and managerial accounting;
  2. develop the skills and competence in management in order to discuss and interact with managers in different business sectors, with financial markets and with company and tax law professionals;
  3. complete the preparation in the business field providing competences in economics, quantitative and juridical, so as to develop problem analysis skills in interdisciplinary areas;
  4. develop behavioral skills via ad hoc seminars and via in / out of class activities related to courses, namely skills in communication, in interaction, in addressing complex issues;
  5. promote fluency in English to work effectively and efficiently; proficiency in a second EU language (in the English version of the MSc: Italian for non-Italian native speakers). Finally, to foster a wide-ranging culture to develop critical thinking and to delve into cutting-edge topics.  
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2.5.2.
Career opportunities

The main career opportunities for Accounting, Corporate Finance and Control graduates are described below.

Management, finance and management control expert

Role in a work setting:
Graduates write and analyze the main business reports, in particular reports for internal communication (management reporting) and reports for external communication (financial statements). They also manage the most important management control and planning, manage the company’s financial management, assess business investments, manage leading administrative processes and complete auditing activities. When carrying out their functions, graduates collaborate with the most important managers of divisions and functions, as well as top management.

Skills associated with the role:
Graduates possess qualified knowledge in the field of accounting and financial statements and related regulations, management control and planning, corporate finance and corporate governance.

Career opportunities:
Graduates will work in any type of industrial, commercial or services company, with administration, finance and control organizational units, as well as auditing companies.
To practice as an auditor and chartered accountant, a state exam must be passed. (An agreement with the Ordine Territoriale di Milano dei Dottori Commercialisti e degli Esperti Contabili [Chartered Accountants and Accountants Territorial Council of Milan] is in force for the program, which exempts students from the first written exam and allows for a 6-month traineeship during the last year of the MSc.)


Expert in corporate restructuring and corporate financial advisory

Role in a work setting:
Graduates work on corporate restructuring processes (redesign of processes, review of information systems, designing management control and planning systems and external and internal reporting), develop business plans, follow corporate financial advisory and apply corporate asset and corporate evaluation methods and instruments. They also work on evaluation and redefinition of corporate governance assets in compliance with existing legislation.
They collaborate with entrepreneurs and members of top management in companies and with legal professionals and representatives of financial institutions.

Skills associated with the role:
Graduates possess qualified knowledge of financial reporting and related legislation, the criteria for designing systems and management control and planning and the motivations and models of financial management and company evaluation. They also possess skills related to the criteria for designing and assessing corporate governance structures.

Career opportunities:

Graduates will work in consulting firms, financial institutions and qualified professional firms.
To practice as an auditor and chartered accountant, a state exam must be passed. (An agreement with the Ordine Territoriale di Milano dei Dottori Commercialisti e degli Esperti Contabili [Chartered Accountants and Accountants Territorial Council of Milan] is in force for the program, which exempts students from the first written exam and allows for a 6-month traineeship during the last year of the MSc.)
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2.5.3.
Description of the educational path

The Master of Science is taught in Italian (Amministrazione Finanza aziendale e Controllo) and English (Accounting, Financial management and Control); for those attending the program in Italian at least one exam in English must be included in their study plan.


The first part of the study plan includes mandatory courses in the students’ study program  

as well as seminars for the development of behavioral skills.


The second part of the study plan includes educational activities chosen by the student focusing on specific subject areas, e.g. accounting and accounting systems, financial management, planning and management control. Students are also encouraged to participate in company sponsored special events. It is possible to draw from the Bocconi curriculum as well as that of other universities (mostly foreign). 
 

There are also seminars and other educational activities aimed at fostering a wide-ranging culture.


In addition, the mandatory educational activities of the second year include:
 

  • 3-month work experience (internship or similar activity);
  • two EU languages:
    • English as a first language for all students; the second language must be different from their native language (Italian is mandatory in the English version of the program for students who are not native Italian speakers;
  •  the thesis, which significantly characterizes the educational track.


Study experiences abroad, from one semester to one year are encouraged (Exchange Programs, Free-Mover Semester Programs, Double Degree Programs).

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2.5.4.
Program structure for students initially enrolled starting from the 2018-2019 a.y.

 

The program structure of the Master of Science in Amministrazione, finanza aziendale e controllo - Accounting, financial management and control comprise educational activities for a total of 120 credit points.

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2.5.4.1.
Program structure - Italian class group



The program structure is valid for the students initially enrolled in the academic years of reference for this section.

 

 


First year of studies  

 

First semester

   

Code

Educational activity

English translation

CP

20179

Analisi dei dati

Data analysis

6

20126

Bilancio e comunicazione economica

Financial reporting and international accounting standards

10

20198

Finanza aziendale e dei mercati

Financial management and financial markets

10

20159

Seminari per lo sviluppo di abilità comportamentali

Behavioural skills seminar

2

20123

Sistemi di corporate governance

Corporate governance

6

 

Second semester

   

 Code

 Educational activity

English translation

CP

20641

Diritto dell'impresa (Temi societari e tributari di amministrazione e controllo)

Business law (Selected corporate and tax issues in management and internal auditing)

20177

Fair value accounting, reporting and valuation

 

8

20178

Modelli e sistemi di pianificazione e controllo

Performance measurement and control systems

10

20503

Scenari macroeconomici

Macroeconomic trends

6

 

second foreign language (lessons only)

   
 

Total CP of the first year of studies

 

64

 

Second year of studies
 

Educational activities

CP

4 elective courses

24

20637 Professional English seminars (lessons + exam) 

2

Second foreign language (lessons + exam 1st sem 2nd year)

4

Curricular supplementary activities*

2

Internships or similar activities

6

thesis

18

Total CP of the second year of studies

56

* for detailed information on Curricular supplementary activities, see 2.1.2.4 “Curricular supplementary activities”.

The student's study plan must include at least one exam for a course taught in English. This limit is not applied to students participating in:

  • Exchange program or Free mover semester program, if they recognize at least one exam taken abroad in their study plan;
  • AEEP, CEMS, DD programs, if they fulfill all requirements provided for in the program structure. The same exemption from this requirement is also applied to Double Degree incoming students, if they are enrolled in an Italian program and they attend upon indication by the Program Director and for academic purposes all the elective exams of the second year in Italian.


Some opportunities to study abroad such as Exchange programs lasting one semester and Double Degree programs are offered (see "International Opportunities").
 

For detailed information about foreign languages see "Foreign Languages".

 

According to an agreement between Bocconi University and the Consiglio dell’Ordine Territoriale di Milano dei Dottori Commercialisti e degli Esperti Contabili (Chartered Accountants and Accountants Territorial Council of Milan), AFC students and graduates can make use of some facilities to access to section A of the Register of Chartered Accountants.
 

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2.5.4.2.
Program structure - English class group

The program structure is valid for the students initially enrolled in the academic years of reference for this section. 

 

First year of studies
  

 

First semester

 

Code

Educational activity

CP

20159

Behavioural skills seminars

2

20179

Data analysis

6

20126

Financial reporting and international accounting standards

10

20198

Financial management and financial markets

10

20123

Corporate governance

6

 

Second semester

 

Code

Educational activity

CP

20641

Business law (Selected corporate and tax issues in management and internal auditing)

6

20177

Fair value accounting, reporting and valuation

8

20178

Performance measurement and control systems

10

20503

Macroeconomic trends

6

 

second foreign language (lessons only)

 
 

Total CP of the first year of studies

64


Second year of studies

Educational activities

CP

4 elective courses

24

20637 Professional English seminars (lessons + exam)

2

Second foreign language (lessons + exam 1st sem 2nd year)

4

Curricular supplementary activities*

2

Internships or similar activities 

6

thesis

18

Total CP of the second year of studies

56

* for detailed information on Curricular supplementary activities, see 2.1.2.4 “Curricular supplementary activities”.

Some opportunities to study abroad such as Exchange programs lasting one semester and Double Degree programs are offered (see "International Opportunities").

For detailed information about foreign languages see "Foreign Languages".
 

According to an agreement between Bocconi University and the Consiglio dell’Ordine Territoriale di Milano dei Dottori Commercialisti e degli Esperti Contabili (Chartered Accountants and Accountants Territorial Council of Milan), AFC students and graduates can make use of some facilities to access to section A of the Register of Chartered Accountants.
 

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2.5.5.
Majors

During the second year of studies students choose 4 elective courses which correspond to the 24 credit points regarding  the activities chosen by students concerning the personalized academic major (free track) or one of the following recommended majors:
 

  • Accounting and financial reporting;
  • Corporate finance and financial management;
  • Planning and control;
  • Auditing.


The Program Director is available during office hours to provide more information concerning the program structure. Office hours are published on the website at www.unibocconi.eu/officehours


According to an agreement between Bocconi University and the Consiglio dell’Ordine Territoriale di Milano dei Dottori Commercialisti e degli Esperti Contabili (Chartered Accountants and Accountants Territorial Council of Milan), AFC students and graduates can make use of some facilities to access to section A of the Register of Chartered Accountants.

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2.5.5.1.
Accounting and financial reporting

The major structure includes:
 

a) 2 courses chosen from among the following: 
 

Code

Educational activity

English translation

Language of instruction

Semester

CP

20688

Accounting for value

 

ENG

II

6

20220

Amministrazione e controllo per le piccole e medie imprese

Accounting and control for SMEs

ITA

I

6

20564

Big data for business decisions

 

ENG

I

6

20224

Earnings quality analysis

 

ITA

II

6

20221

Financial statements analysis (Advanced course)

 

ENG

II

6

20563

Fraud detection and risk assessment

 

ENG

I

6


20565

Le valutazioni di bilancio secondo O.I.C.

O.I.C Italian gaap (advanced course)


ITA

I

6

 

b) 1 course freely chosen from among the electives of AFC program (see the list below).    


c) 1 course freely chosen from among the electives of MSc programs.

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2.5.5.2.
Corporate finance and financial management

The major structure includes:
 

a) 2 courses chosen from among the following: 
 

Code

Educational activity

English translation

Language of instruction

Semester

CP

20564

Big data for business decisions

 

ENG

I

6

20223

Deal design and valuation for business combinations and joint agreements

 

ITA

I

6

20250

Financial management (Advanced topics)

 

ITA

I

6

20542

Financial risk management nelle aziende

Corporate financial risk management

ITA

I

6

20265

International corporate finance

 

ENG

I

6

20256

Mergers and acquisitions

 

ITA and ENG (2 class groups)

I

6

20267

Riorganizzazioni finanziarie e distressed value investing

Corporate financial turnaround and distressed value investing

ITA

II

6

 

b) 1 course freely chosen from among the electives of AFC program (see the list below);

c) 1 course freely chosen from among the electives of MSc programs.

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2.5.5.3.
Planning and control

The major structure includes


a) 2 courses chosen from among the following: 
 

Code

Educational activity

English translation

Language of instruction

Semester

CP

20219

Accounting and control in MNCs

 

ENG

I

6

20220

Amministrazione e controllo per le piccole e medie imprese

Accounting and control for SMEs

ITA

I

6

20564

Big data for business decisions

 

ENG

I

6

 

b) 1 course freely chosen from among the electives of AFC program (see the list below);

c) 1 course freely chosen from among the electives of MSc programs.

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2.5.5.4.
Auditing

The major structure includes:

a) 2 courses chosen from among the following: 
 

Code

Educational activity

English translation

Language of instruction

Semester

CP

20564

Big data for business decisions

 

ENG

I

6

20221

Financial statements analysis (Advanced course)

 

ENG

II

6

20563

Fraud detection and risk assessment

 

ENG

I

6

20565

Le valutazioni di bilancio secondo O.I.C.

O.I.C. Italian gaap (Advanced course)

ITA

I

6

20226

Revisione aziendale (corso progredito)

Auditing (Advanced course)

ITA

I

6

 

b) 1 course freely chosen from among the electives of AFC program (see the list below);

c) 1 course freely chosen from among the electives of MSc programs.

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2.5.5.5.
Free track

The 24 credit points regarding  the educational activities chosen by the students are divided into 4 courses freely chosen by the student from among the electives of MSc programs; the allocation of electives is subject to the official approval of the MSc Program Director or his/her delegate to Academic Affairs. It should be noted that 12 out of 24 credit points relating to the courses chosen must refer to one or two of the following subject groups: Theory and principles of management (SECS-P/07), Corporate finance (SECS-P/09). (See Subject Groups in the course profiles www.unibocconi.eu/courses).

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2.5.6.
List of electives AFC

 

Code

Educational activity

English translation

Language of instruction

Semester

CP

20219

Accounting and control in MNCs

 

ENG

I

6

20688

Accounting for value

 

ENG

II

6

20220

Amministrazione e controllo per le piccole e medie imprese

Accounting and control for SMEs

ITA

I

6

20246

Analisi e valutazione delle informazioni di mercato delle banche e delle assicurazioni

Information and financial reporting of banks and insurance companies: analysis and evaluation

ITA

I

6

20212

Analisi strategiche e valutazioni finanziarie

Strategic analysis and financial valuation

ITA

I

6

20564

Big data for business decisions

 

ENG

I

6

20331

Corporate social responsibility

 

ENG

II

6

20249

Credit risk management

 

ENG

I

6

20333

Crisi d'impresa e processi di ristrutturazione

Corporate distress and turnaround management

ITA

II

6

20223

Deal design and valuation for business combinations and joint agreements

 

ITA

I

6

50203

Diritto della crisi d'impresa (italiano ed europeo)

Bankruptcy law (Italian and European)

ITA

I

6

20224

Earnings quality analysis

 

ITA

II

6

20250

Financial management (Advanced topics)

 

ITA

I

6

20542

Financial risk management nelle aziende

Corporate financial risk management

ITA

I

6

20221

Financial statements analysis (Advanced course)

 

ENG

II

6

20563

Fraud detection and risk assessment

 

ENG

I

6

20265

International corporate finance

 

ENG

I

6

20565

Le valutazioni di bilancio secondo O.I.C.

O.I.C. Italian gaap (Advanced course)

ITA

I

6

20256

Mergers and acquisitions

 

ITA and ENG (2 class groups)

I

6

20261

Real estate finance

 

ENG

I

6

20226

Revisione aziendale (corso progredito)

Auditing (Advanced course)

ITA

I

6

20267

Riorganizzazioni finanziarie e distressed value investing

Corporate financial turnaround and distressed value investing

ITA

II

6

20439

Structured and project finance

 

ENG

I

6

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2.5.7.
International opportunities

Some opportunities to study abroad such as Exchange programs lasting one semester and Double Degree programs are offered.

Double Degree programs are addressed to a selected group of students who have excelled in their studies and have good language skills.


Students who are admitted can study one year in Italy and one year abroad; at the end of the courses they will obtain both the Italian Master of Science degree and the equivalent foreign degree awarded by the partner school.

 

Detailed information on the Double Degree program and any updates related to eligibility and requirements, application and deadlines and available destinations are published on the website www.ir.unibocconi.eu/doubledegree. Emails can also be send to the following address: doubledegree@unibocconi.it.


In the same area you can also read comments by students who have been abroad in previous years.
 

The selection procedures for the programs are presented in "Studying Abroad".

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2.6.
Master of Science in Economia e legislazione per l'impresa [Business Administration and Law] (CLELI)

Program Director:
Gianluca Lombardi Stocchetti
 

Assistant to the Program Director:
Susj Castenetti

Field of study
Management (no. LM-77 of the Ministerial Decree 16 March 2007)

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2.6.1.
Educational objectives

The Master of Science in Economia e legislazione per l'impresa [Business Administration and Law] has the following educational objectives:

  1. provide advanced studies in accounting, business finance, company and tax law, so as to work both in companies as well as an external professional, to solve complex problems which require corporate management and juridical competences;
  2. promote the development of a unitary interdisciplinary vision of mergers, acquisitions and corporate restructuring in terms of assessment, accounting and corporate governance implications; 
  3. complete the corporate and juridical preparation providing competences in subjects as economics and quantitative, so as to develop problem analysis skills in interdisciplinary areas; 
  4. develop behavioral skills via ad hoc seminars and via in / out of class activities related to courses, namely skills in communication, in interaction, in addressing complex issues;
  5. promote fluency in English to work effectively and efficiently; proficiency in a second EU language. Finally, to foster a wide-ranging culture to develop critical thinking and to delve into cutting-edge topics
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2.6.2.
Career opportunities

The main career opportunities for Economia e legislazione per l'impresa graduates are:

Expert in administrative, corporate and tax areas

Graduates write and analyze the main business reports used in external communication (financial statements, consolidated financial statements, company accounts). They carry out auditing activities of administrative processes, compliance with regulations regarding responsibility of governance and corporate requirements (drawing up and keeping the books). They also take care of tax requirements (calculating taxes, writing up tax returns, etc.).

Skills associated with the position:
Graduates possess qualified knowledge and advanced skills in business and economics, corporate issues and taxation for drawing up financial statements, consolidated financial statements and company accounts.
They understand accounting techniques, administrative procedures and company legislation to be complied with for effective and correct governance.
They understand tax legislation and related requirements (types of tax returns and related deadlines) regarding direct and indirect taxation.
They can interact with professionals, jurists, managers, entrepreneurs and public administration officials, facilitating dialogue.

Career opportunities:

Graduates will work in auditing firms, accounting firms, legal and tax firms and within companies (legal and corporate affairs, administration and accounting and investor relations).
To practice as an auditor and chartered accountant, a state exam must be passed. (An agreement with the Ordine Territoriale di Milano dei Dottori Commercialisti e degli Esperti Contabili [Chartered Accountants and Accountants Territorial Council of Milan] is in force for the program, which exempts students/graduates from the first written exam and allows for a 6-month traineeship during the last year of the MSc.)

Expert in business combinations, crisis management and corporate restructuring

Graduates find effective solutions to problems related to intercompany collaboration and combination (business combination) and follow its procedural and assessment aspects. They apply methods and instruments for measuring and assessing corporate performances.
They develop restructuring plans, business plans and economic-financial simulations; they oversee the reformulation of corporate governance structures and follow its implementation in compliance with legislation.

Skills associated with the position:

Graduates possess qualified knowledge and advanced skills in business and economics, corporate issues and taxation, in particular related to:
  • corporate evaluation models and related impacts of a fiscal, accounting and corporate nature;
  • techniques of planning mergers, demergers, transfers and liquidation in companies;
  • legislation and requirements for business combinations (listing, bond issue, delisting, etc.);
  • regulatory instruments for the management of corporate distress (compositions, debt restructuring plans, etc.) or for liquidating a company.
They can interact with professionals, jurists, managers, entrepreneurs and public administration officials, facilitating dialogue.

Career opportunities:
Graduates will work in consulting firms, accounting firms, legal firms and financial institutions.
To practice as an auditor and chartered accountant, a state exam must be passed. (An agreement with the Ordine Territoriale di Milano dei Dottori Commercialisti e degli Esperti Contabili [Chartered Accountants and Accountants Territorial Council of Milan] is in force for the program, which exempts students from the first written exam and allows for a 6-month traineeship during the last year of the MSc.)
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2.6.3.
Description of the educational path

The Master of Science in Economia e legislazione per l'impresa [Business Administration and Law] is taught in Italian, but least one exam in English must be included in the study plan.


The first part of the study plan includes mandatory courses in the students’ study program as well as seminars for the development of behavioural skills.


The second part of the study plan includes educational activities chosen by the student focusing on specific subject areas. It is possible to draw from the Bocconi curriculum as well as that of other universities (mostly foreign).
 

There are also seminars and other educational activities aimed at fostering a wide-ranging culture.


In addition, the 2nd year program structure includes mandatory educational activities:

  • a 3-month work experience (internship or similar activity);  
  • two EU languages:
    •  English as a first language for all students; the second language must be different from their native language;
  • the thesis, which significantly characterizes the educational track.


Experience abroad, from one semester to one year, is encouraged (Exchange Programs, Free-Mover Semester Programs).

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2.6.4.
Program structure for students initially enrolled starting from the 2018-2019 a.y.

 

The program structure of the Master of Science in Economia e legislazione per l'impresa [Business Administration and Law] comprises educational activities for a total of 120 credit points.


First year of studies

The program structure is valid for the students initially enrolled in the academic years of reference for this section.

 

 

 

First semester

   

Code

Educational activity

English translation

CP

20212

Analisi strategiche e valutazioni finanziarie

Strategic analysis and financial valuation

8

20130

Bilancio e operazioni di gestione straordinaria

Accounting for business combinations

8

20138

Diritto commerciale (corso progredito)

Company and business law (advanced course)

6

20159

Seminari per lo sviluppo di abilità comportamentali

Behavioural skills seminars

2

20123

Sistemi di corporate governance

Corporate governance 

8


 

 

 

Second semester

   

Code

Educational activity

English translation

CP

20129

Finanza strategica

Strategic finance

8

20441

Modelli finanziari per la valutazione

Financial models for valuation

6

20128

Principi contabili internazionali

International accounting standards

8

20164

Tassazione delle societa' e dei gruppi

Corporate taxation

8

 

second foreign language (lessons only)

   
 

Total CP of the first year of studies

 

62

 

Second year of studies

 

Educational activities

 English translation

CP

20140 Diritto dei mercati e degli strumenti finanziari (I semestre)

Corporate law and financial markets regulation (1st semester)

6

3 elective courses

 

18

20637 Professional English seminars (lessons + exam)

 

2

Second foreign language (lessons + exam 1st sem 2nd year)

 

4

Curricular supplementary activities*

 

2

Internship or similar activities

 

8

Thesis

 

18

Total CP of the second year of studies

 

58

* for detailed information on Curricular supplementary activities, see 2.1.2.4 “Curricular supplementary activities”.

The student's study plan must include at least one exam for a course taught in English.This limit is not applied to students participating in:

 

  • Exchange program or Free mover semester program, if they recognize at least one exam taken abroad in their study plan;
  • AEEP, CEMS, DD Programs, if they fulfill all requirements provided for in the program structure. The same exemption from this requirement is also applied to double degree incoming students, if they are enrolled in an Italian program and they attend upon indication by the Program Director and for academic purposes all the elective exams of the second year in Italian.


For detailed information about foreign languages and international exchanges see "Studying abroad" and "Foreign languages".

According to the agreement between Università Bocconi and the Consiglio dell’Ordine Territoriale di Milano dei Dottori Commercialisti e degli Esperti Contabili (Chartered Accountants and Accountants Territorial Council of Milan), CLELI students and graduates can make use of some facilities to access to section A of the Register of Chartered Accountants.

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2.6.5.
Second year of studies

During the second year of studies students can freely create their free track by choosing 3 elective courses which correspond to the 18 credit points referring to educational activities chosen by the students; the allocation of electives is subject to the official approval of the MSc Program Director or his/her delegate to Academic Affairs. Please note that 6 out of 18 credit points relating to the courses chosen must be referred to one of the following subject groups: Theory and principles of management (SECS-P/07), Corporate finance (SECS-P/09), Company and business law (IUS/04), Labour law (IUS/07), Taxation law (IUS/12), European law (IUS/14). (See Subject Groups published on the course profiles www.unibocconi.eu/courses). The MSc Program Director is available during office hours to provide more information concerning the program structure. Office hours are published on the website at www.unibocconi.eu/officehours.


According to an agreement between Bocconi University and the Consiglio dell’Ordine Territoriale di Milano dei Dottori Commercialisti e degli Esperti Contabili (Chartered Accountants and Accountants Territorial Council of Milan), CLELI students and graduates can make use of some facilities to access to section A of the Register of Chartered Accountants.

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2.6.6.
International opportunities

Some opportunities to study abroad such as Exchange programs lasting one semester and Double Degree programs are offered.

Double degree programs are addressed to a selected group of students who have excelled in their studies and have good language skills.
Students who are admitted can study one year in Italy and one year abroad; at the end of the courses they will obtain both the Italian Master of Science degree and the equivalent foreign degree awarded by the partner school.

 

Detailed information on the Double Degree program and any updates related to eligibility and requirements, application and deadlines and available destinations are published on the website www.ir.unibocconi.eu/doubledegree. Emails can also be send to the following address: doubledegree@unibocconi.it.

In the same area you can also read comments by students who have been abroad in previous years.

 

The selection procedures for the programs are presented in "Studying Abroad".

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2.7.
Master of Science in Economics and Management in Arts, Culture, Media and Entertainment (ACME)

Program Director:

Magda Antonioli
 

 

Assistant to the Program Director:
Andrea Rurale
 

Field of study:
Management (no. LM-77 of the Ministerial Decree 16 March 2007)

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2.7.1.
Educational objectives

The Master of Science in Economics and Management in Arts, Culture, Media and Entertainment has the following educational objectives:
  1. provide a business preparation (management control, planning management, marketing, government and strategy) taking into account the different business functions in order to work in the areas of contemporary arts, cultural heritage, media, tourism, show business and fashion; and to understand the evolution in the arts and culture;
  2. provide a unitary understanding in the various sectors of arts, culture, the media and entertainment, especially in the choice of strategy, governance and economic character of companies belonging to the same field;
  3. complete the business and juridical studies providing competences in subjects as economics and quantitative and juridical, so as to develop interdisciplinary problem analysis skills;
  4. develop behavioral skills via ad hoc seminars and via in / out of class activities related to courses, namely skills in communication, in interaction, in addressing complex issues;
  5.  promote fluency in English to work effectively and efficiently; proficiency in a second EU language (Italian for non-Italian native speakers). Finally, to foster a wide-ranging culture to develop critical thinking and to delve into cutting-edge topics.
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2.7.2.
Career opportunities

The main career opportunities for Economics and Management in Arts, Culture, Media and Entertainment graduates are:

Manager of artistic and cultural institutes, companies in the media and entertainment sectors

Role in a work setting:
Graduates work on all activities related to the management and development of institutions and companies working in the creative industries. In particular, they work on planning and financial control of cultural and creative activities and personnel management with particular reference to coordination between artistic and administrative personnel, production of creative events such as live shows, exhibitions, cultural events, as well as the communication and marketing of such events. Graduates also work on finding public and private financial resources through the planning, implementation and evaluation of fundraising campaigns and procurement of public funding.

Skills associated with the role:
Graduates possess qualified knowledge of the operational methods and cost-effectiveness models of artistic and cultural institutions and the media and entertainment sectors. Their skills are related to mastery of the main company functions with particular reference to the functions that allow them to have relations with internal and external stakeholders (artists, financiers, users/clients, policy makers). In particular, skills developed for working in creative companies are related to the ability to lead and work in mixed work groups, i.e. those including professionals with different cultural backgrounds, business problem setting and problem solving skills, the ability to modernize existing production processes in cultural institutions and creative companies.

Career opportunities:

In addition to traditional cultural institutions (museums, theaters, auction houses, galleries, non-profit organizations, festivals), graduates will work in creative companies such as companies in the publishing, film, television, fashion and design industries.

Cultural projects and policy expert

Role in a work setting:
Graduates work on all activities related to the analysis, formulation, implementation and assessment of cultural policies and projects for public and private institutions. In particular, graduates assess the effectiveness and the suitability of alternative policies, projects and programs, within the creative and cultural sector.

Skills associated with the role:

Graduates possess qualified knowledge of the economic dynamics of the creative sectors and the methods of intervention of public administration and non-profit organizations in those sectors. In particular, graduates have in-depth knowledge and skills for analyzing the external environment and the study of the needs and necessities of interested stakeholders; they are therefore able to formulate projects and programs that meet those needs. They use techniques appropriately for assessing the outcomes of projects, programs and policies developed by public institutions and private companies.

Career opportunities:
Graduates will work at foundations or public administration bodies that support projects in the field of art, culture, media and entertainment.
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2.7.3.
Description of the educational path

The Master of Science in Economics and Management in Arts, Culture, Media and Entertainment is taught in English.

The first part of the study plan includes mandatory courses in the students’ study program as well as seminars for the development of behavioral skills.
The second part of the study plan includes sectorial workshops to enhance in-depth studies in such areas as: the arts, cultural heritage, the media, show business, fashion, tourism).

The third part of the study plan includes educational activities chosen by the student. It is possible to draw from the Bocconi curriculum as well as that of other universities (mostly foreign).
In addition, the study plan includes mandatory educational activities:

 

  • a 3-month work experience (internship or similar activity);
  • two EU languages:
    • English as a first language for all students; the second language must be different from their native language (Italian is mandatory for all students who are not native Italian speakers);
  • the thesis, which significantly characterizes the educational track.


Study experiences from one semester to one year in Italy and abroad are encouraged (such as three-month and four-month exchange programs in Italian institutions; Exchange Programs, Free-Mover Semester Programs, Double Degree, Study Tours).

 

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2.7.4.
Program structure for students initially enrolled starting from the 2018-2019 a.y.

The program structure of the Master of Science in Economics and Management in Arts, Culture, Media and Entertainment comprises educational activities for a total of 120 credit points.

First year of studies

The program structure is valid for the students initially enrolled in the academic years of reference for this section.

 

 

First semester

 

Code

Educational activity

CP

 

20632

European and international advanced IP law

6

20159

Behavioural skills seminars

2

20445

Management of cultural industries and institutions - Module 1 (Strategy and governance) (See note)

6

20627

Marketing and CRM in the arts

6

20161

Performance measurement

6

20149

Quantitative methods for management

6

 

 

Second semester

 

 

Code

Educational activity

CP

20447

Cultural mediation

8

20446

Management of cultural industries and institutions - Module 2 (Comparative cultural public policies and fundraising) (See note)

6

20507

Project and team management

6

 

1 major workshop (*)

10

 

Second foreign language (lessons only)

 
 

Total CP of the first year of studies

62

NOTE:

  • cod. 20445 ‘Management of cultural industries and institutions - Module 1 (Strategy and governance)’ and cod. 20446 ‘Management of cultural industries and institutions - Module 2 (Comparative cultural public policies and fundraising)’ are respectively the first and second module of the course code 20444 ‘Management of cultural industries and institutions’.


Second year of studies

The program structure is valid for the students initially enrolled in the academic years of reference for this section.

 

Educational activity

CP

2 major workshops (**)  

12

2 elective courses chosen by students

12

20637 Professional English seminars (lessons + exam)

2

Second foreign language (lessons + exam 1st sem 2nd year)

4

Curricular supplementary activities (see note 2)

2

Internship or similar activities

 8

Thesis

18

Total CP of the second year of studies 

58

NOTE 2: for detailed information on Curricular supplementary activities, see 2.1.2.4 “Curricular supplementary activities”.

(*) the major workshop is automatically assigned on the basis of the major chosen;


(**) the 2 major workshops are automatically assigned on the basis of the major chosen in the first year of studies. In case of study programs abroad, and recognition of courses without any Bocconi correspondence in place of one or both major workshops, it will be necessary to request the change to the Global experience major (see description of the Global experience major).

The courses subdivided in modules are considered passed, and may be recorded in the student academic career and certified, only after passing both exams of which it is made up. The final grade is obtained by the grade point average of the two marks compared to the credits and rounded up if decimals are equal or higher than 5, rounded down if they are lower than 5.

It is furthermore specified that the credit points and the grades earned for the individual modules passed will be taken into account for rankings within the University (e.g. Bocconi Scholarship, selection for International Programs, etc.) and they can be viewed by printing the unofficial academic transcript at Punto Blu.

Some opportunities to study abroad such as Exchange programs lasting one semester and Double Degree programs are offered (see "International Opportunities").

For detailed information about foreign languages see "Foreign Languages".

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2.7.5.
Majors

In the first year of studies, from 8 to 21 January 2020 students must choose one of the following majors:

 

  • Arts markets, heritage and culture;
  • Cities, tourism and events;
  • Fashion and design;
  • Media;
  • Performing arts and entertainment;
  • Global experience (reserved for students participating in the exchange, free mover and Double Degree).
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2.7.5.1.
Arts markets, heritage and culture

The major program structure includes:


First year of studies


a) 1 major workshop:
  

 

Code

Title

Language of instruction

Semester

Cp

20458

Art management and markets

ENG

II

10

Second year of studies

b) 2 major workshops: 

 

Code

Title

Language of instruction

Semester

Cp

20472

Heritage management

ENG

I

6

20473

Museum management

ENG

I

6

c) 2 elective courses worth 6 credit points to be chosen by the students. The ACME second year workshop of 6 credit points not included in the major not chosen can also be chosen as elective courses.

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2.7.5.2.
Cities, tourism and events

The major program structure includes:

First year of studies

a) 1 major workshop: 

 

Code

Title

Language of instruction

Semester

Cp

20487

Tourism culture and territorial marketing

ENG

II

10

Second year of studies
 

b) 2 major workshops :

 

Code

Title

Language of instruction

Semester

Cp

20518

Cities, cultural tourism and urban life

ENG

I

6

20475

Event and mega event management and creative industries

ENG

I

6

c) 2 elective courses worth 6 credit points to be chosen by the students. The ACME second year workshop of 6 credit points not included in the major not chosen can also be chosen as elective courses.

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2.7.5.3.
Fashion and design

The major program structure includes:

First year of studies for students enrolled starting from the 2017-2018 a.y. 


a) 1 major workshop:
  

 

Code

Title

Language of instruction

Semester

Cp

20521

Managerial issues in made in Italy industries

ENG

II

10


Second year of studies

b) 2 major workshops

 

Code

Title

Language of instruction

Semester

Cp

20524

Value chains and business models in fashion and luxury

ENG

I

6

20241

Management of design

ENG

I

6

c) 2 elective courses worth 6 credit points to be chosen by the students. The ACME second year workshop of 6 credit points not included in the major not chosen can also be chosen as elective courses.

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2.7.5.4.
Media

The major program structure includes:

First year of studies


a) 1 major workshop:

 

Code

Title

Language of instruction

Semester

Cp

20460

Internet, publishing and music

ENG

II

10


Second year of studies
 

b) 2 major workshops : 

 

Code

Title

Language of instruction

Semester

Cp

20476

Television

ENG

I

6

20477

Movie industry

ENG

I

6

c) 2 elective courses worth 6 credit points to be chosen by the students. The ACME second year workshop of 6 credit points not included in the major not chosen can also be chosen as elective courses.

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2.7.5.5.
Performing arts and entertainment

The major program structure includes:

First year of studies

a) 1 major workshop: 
 

 

Code

Title

Language of instruction

Semester

Cp

20488

Theatre festivals and live performances

ENG

II

10

Second year of studies

b) 2 major workshops:

 

Code

Title

Language of instruction

Semester

Cp

20477

Movie industry

ENG

I

6

20475

Event and mega event management and creative industries

ENG

I

6


c) 2 elective courses worth 6 credit points to be chosen by the students. The ACME second year workshop of 6 credit points not included in the major not chosen can also be chosen as elective courses.
 

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2.7.5.6.
Global experience

The major "Global experience" is reserved for students participating in the exchange, free mover and Double Degree.

Students participating in the exchange, free mover and Double Degree programs and who, when they return to Bocconi obtain the conversion of the exams taken abroad without any Bocconi correspondence,  in place of one or both major workshops, must change to the Global experience major using Punto blu (see chapter Administrative Rules, regulations and deadlines - paragraph 9.2.7).

Major compulsory courses of the second year will be replaced with courses converted without any Bocconi correspondence (as long as they will be approved by the Program Director and belong to the subject groups: L-ART/04, L-ART/06, M-GGR/02, SECS-P/02, SECS-P/07, SECS-P/08), or with Bocconi correspondence with workshops of the second year (of any major).
 

Therefore, the major program structure includes:

First year of studies
a) 1 major workshop:

one of the major workshops offered in the first year of studies


Second year of studies

b) 2 major workshops:

  • Courses without any Bocconi correspondence, upon approval by the Program Director (or his/her delegated assistant) and as long as the course subject group coincides with the subject group one of the workshops included in the second year: Museologia e critica artistica e del restauro (L-ART/04), Cinema, fotografia e televisione (L-ART/06), Geografia economico-politica (M-GGR/02), Politica economica (SECS-P/02), Economia aziendale (SECS-P/07), Economia e gestione delle imprese (SECS-P/08)

or

  • Exams converted with correspondence with workshops of the second year (of any major).

c) 2 elective courses to be chosen by the students of 6 credit points. Also ACME workshops of the second year worth 6 credit points can be converted as elective courses.


For detailed information about foreign languages see "Foreign Languages".


Study abroad opportunities are offered such as Exchange programs lasting one semester and Double Degree programs (see "International Opportunities").

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2.7.6.
International opportunities

Students who have excelled in their studies and have good language skills are selected for special programs.


Students who are admitted can study one year in Italy and one year abroad; at the end of the courses they will obtain both the Italian Master of Science degree and the equivalent foreign degree awarded by the partner school.


Detailed information on the Double Degree program and any updates related to eligibility and requirements, application and deadlines and available destinations are published on the website www.ir.unibocconi.eu/doubledegree. Emails can also be send to the following address: doubledegree@unibocconi.it.

In the same area you can also read comments by students who have been abroad in previous years.

The selection procedures for the programs are presented in "Studying Abroad".

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2.8.
Master of Science in Economics and Social Sciences (ESS)

Program Director:
Antonella Trigari

Assistant to the Program Director:  
Alessia Melegaro

Field of study:
Economics (no. LM-56  of the Ministerial Decree 16 March 2007)

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2.8.1.
Educational objectives

 

The Master of Science in Economic and social sciences has the following educational objectives:

  1. provide advanced studies in theoretical and applied economics, to understand key aspects of current economic and social systems necessary to carry out highly qualified professional activities in the socio-economic field;
  2. allow the student to personalize advanced studies in specific areas of theoretical economics (e.g. microeconomics, macroeconomics, monetary economics, development economics) aimed at pursuing the required competences or to enroll in a PhD program at national or international level or to access in roles of applied economist in companies or institutions;
  3. complete the economic and quantitative studies providing competences in subjects as business and juridical, so as to develop interdisciplinary problem analysis skills;
  4. develop competences via educational activities inside and outside the classroom which promote student-teacher interaction and interaction between the students themselves as well as complex problem analysis and problem solving skills, ability to present and discuss the results of one’s work;
  5. promote competence (in the business area) in the use of English and of a second EU language to work effectively and efficiently in one’s profession.
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2.8.2.
Career opportunities

The main career opportunities for Economic and Social Sciences graduates are:

Economist

Role in a work setting:
Graduates analyze the dynamics of the economy as a whole or individual industrial sectors in an integrated manner; they complete in-depth analyses of the consequences of economic policies implemented and formulate forecasts related to the consequences of planned or currently implemented economic policies. Graduates therefore support forecasting analyses and formulate intervention policy at the level of the economic system or medium and large companies.

Skills associated with the role:

Graduates possess qualified knowledge in the field of quantitative methods (mathematics, statistics, econometrics), combined with in-depth knowledge of several of the main areas of economic and social sciences. Graduates also possess qualified knowledge and advanced skills for understanding the functioning of national and supranational economic institutions, both public and private. They have in-depth knowledge of the ways institutional, social and economic variables interact and are able to rigorously analyze and develop economic strategies in all applicable areas.

Career opportunities:
Graduates will work in: national and international institutions (e.g. central banks, supervisory authorities, other central and peripheral bodies of public administration, research institutes, international and supranational bodies); medium and large companies (e.g. banks and consultancy firms).
Graduates can also pursue a career in academia in the economic and social sciences (subject to a teaching qualification, which also requires a PhD program).

Applied/econometric statistician

Role in a work setting:
Graduates complete in-depth statistical analyses of samples or populations and econometric analyses of time series, applying these technical skills to the various fields of investigation pertinent to the decision-making of companies or institutions. With this function, graduates interact with other professionals, offering analytical support in measuring and estimating significant variables and/or assessments of the effectiveness of policies and actions proposed or being implemented.

Skills associated with the role:
Graduates possess qualified knowledge in the field of quantitative methods (mathematics, statistics, econometrics), along with specialized skills in the areas of demographics, analyses of time series, microeconomics and economics. Graduates also possess practical skills in the application of quantitative methods through the use of specific software.

Career opportunities:
Graduates will work internally or as an external consultant for national and international institutions (e.g. large companies, research institutes, central and peripheral bodies of public administration, international and supranational bodies).
Graduates can also pursue a career in academia in the economic and social sciences (subject to a teaching qualification, which also requires a PhD program).
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2.8.3.
Description of the educational path

The Master of Science in Economic and Social Sciences is taught in English.


The first part of the study plan includes mandatory courses in the students’ study program as well as seminars for the development of behavioral skills.


The second part of the study plan includes courses chosen from a list of subjects: general economics, applied economics and social and quantitative subjects.


The third part of the study plan includes educational activities chosen by the student (among which subjects) which can be selected according to the professional path chosen and personal interest. It is possible to draw from the Bocconi curriculum as well as that of other universities (mostly foreign).

There are also seminars and other educational activities aimed at fostering a wide-ranging culture.


In addition, the study plan of the second year includes mandatory educational activities:

  • a 3-month work experience (internship or similar);
  • two EU languages:
    • English as a first language for all students; the second language must be different from their native language (Italian is mandatory in the English version of the program for students who are not native Italian speakers);
  • the thesis, which significantly characterizes the educational track.


Study experiences from one semester to one year abroad are encouraged (Exchange Programs, Free-Mover Semester Programs, Double/Joint Degree Programs).

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2.8.4.
Program structure for students initially enrolled starting from the 2018-2019 a.y.

The program structure of the Master of Science in Economic and Social Sciences comprises educational activities for a total of 120 credit points.


The program structure is valid for the students initially enrolled in the academic years of reference for this section.

First year of studies

 

 

First semester

 

Code

 

Educational activity

 

CP

 

20136

Advanced mathematics for economics and social sciences

8

20137

Advanced statistics for economics and social sciences

8

20159

Behavioural skills seminars

2

20142

Competition law

6

20469

Institutions, government and society Module 1 (See note below)

6

 

 

Second semester

 

Code

 

Educational activities

 

CP

 

20203

Econometrics

8

 

1 compulsory course to be chosen (*)

6

 

3 elective courses (**)

18

 

Second foreign language (lessons only)

 
 

Total CP of the first year of studies

 

62

 

NOTE:

  • cod. 20469 ‘Institutions, government and society Module 1’ and cod. 20533 ‘Institutions, government and society - Module II A‘ or 20534 ‘Institutions, government and society - Module II B‘ are respectively the first and second module of the course code 20471 ‘Institutions, government and society’.

(*) COMPULSORY COURSES TO BE CHOSEN BY THE STUDENTS


Compulsory courses to be chosen by the students - for students enrolled in the first year of studies

 

Code

Educational activity

Language of instruction

Semester

CP


20533

Institutions, government and society - Module II A


ENG


II


6


20534

Institutions, government and society - Module II B


ENG


II


6


Second year of studies

 

Educational activities

CP

1 course(**)

6

3 elective courses

18

20637 Professional English seminars (lessons + exam)

2

Second foreign language (lessons + exam 1st sem 2nd year)

4

Curricular supplementary activities (see note 2)

2

Internships or similar activities

8

Thesis

18

Total CP of the second year of studies

58

Note 2: for detailed information on Curricular supplementary activities, see 2.1.2.4 “Curricular supplementary activities”.

(**) the student chooses 3 elective courses in the second semester of the first year of studies and 4 elective courses in the second year in compliance with the rules specified in the subsequent page to meet the ministerial requirements of the field of studies LM 56

The courses subdivided in modules are considered passed, and may be recorded in the student academic career and certified, only after passing both exams of which it is made up. The final grade is obtained by the grade point average of the two marks compared to the credits and rounded up if decimals are equal or higher than 5, rounded down if they are lower than 5.

It is furthermore specified that the credit points and the grades earned for the individual modules passed will be taken into account for rankings within the University (e.g. Bocconi Scholarship, selection for International Programs, etc.) and they can be viewed by printing the unofficial academic transcript at Punto Blu.

Some opportunities to study abroad such as Exchange programs lasting one semester and Double Degree programs are offered (see "International Opportunities").

For detailed information about foreign languages see "Foreign Languages".

Note that in order to fulfill the ministerial requirements to be awarded the Master of Science in Economic and Social Sciences, between the second semester of the first year of studies and the second year of studies students must choose:

  • 4 characteristic-guided choice courses (24 credit points) chosen from among those indicated at points a), b), c);
  • 3 elective courses (18 credit points) chosen from the elective courses of the MSc Programs or 2 electives and 2 in-depth studies worth 3 credit points each. Each course can be allocated one single in-depth study for a maximum of 3 credit points (for detailed info on in-depth studies, see 2.1.2.2 Educational activities chosen by students paragraph).


The procedures for the choice are as follows:

a) 2 courses chosen from among the General Economics group:

 

Code

Educational activity

Language of instruction

Semester

CP

20285

Advanced macroeconomics

ENG

I

6

20296

Advanced microeconomics

ENG

II

6

20287

Development economics

ENG

II

6

20290

Game theory: analysis of strategic thinking

ENG

II

6

20297

Monetary policy

ENG

II

6

20298

Political economics - Advanced

ENG

I

6

 

b) 1 course chosen from among the Applied Economics group:

 

Code

Course title

English translation

Language of instruction

Semester

CP

20572

Economia e politica dell'energia

Energy economics and policy

ITA

II

6

20687

Economic analysis of crime

 

ENG

II

6

20269

Economics of European integration

 

ENG

II

6

20628

Industrial organization and competition policy

 

ENG

II

6

20294

Labour economics

 

ENG

II

6

20532

Macroeconometrics

 

ENG

I

6

20295

Microeconometrics

 

ENG

II

6

20536

Monetary policy and financial regulation: economics political economy andhistory

 

ENG

II

6

20258

Principles of finance

 

ENG

II

6

20554

Psychology, economic analysis, and behavioral finance

 

ENG

I

6

20271

Public economics

 

ENG

I

6

20540

Topics in international trade

 

ENG

I

6

20633

Welfare and politics

 

ENG

I

6

 

c) 1 course chosen from among the quantitative/social disciplines

 

Code

Educational activity

English translation

Language of instruction

Semester

CP

20231

Bayesian statistical methods

 

ITA

I

6

20281

Comparative business history: competition and globalization

 

ENG

I

6

20672

Comparative politics: institutions and institutional development

 

ENG

I

6

20528

Globalization, divergence and inequality in historical perspective

 

ENG

II

6

20673

Politics of conflict

 

ENG

II

6

20234

Population dynamics and economics

 

ENG

I

6

20462

Social and economic networks

 

ENG

II

6

20282

Storia, istituzioni e crisi del sistema finanziario globale

History, institutions and crises of the global financial system

ITA

II

6

20236

Time series analysis of economic-financial data

 

ENG

II

6


d) 3 courses freely chosen from among the electives of MSc programs or 2 electives and 2 in-depth studies worth 3 credit points each. Each course can be allocated one single in-depth study for a maximum of 3 credit points (for detailed info on in-depth studies, see 2.1.2.2 Educational activities chosen by students paragraph)..

Some highly-motivated and deserving MSc students will be allowed to include up to three PhD courses in their study plan. Of these, they can request recognition of 2 courses in place of MSc electives and 1 course as an additional one. For detailed information on how to choose such courses, rules, administrative deadlines and recognition procedures see "Higher Level Courses".

Please note that the range of elective courses offered for 2020-2021 a.y. may be subject to slight variations decided by the Academic Bodies. Electives will in any case respect the objectives of the MSc degree and the ministerial tables concerning Economics. 

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2.8.5.
International opportunities

Some opportunities to study abroad such as Exchange programs and Double Degree programs are offered.


Double Degree programs are addressed to a selected group of students who have excelled in their studies and have adequate language skills.
Students who are admitted can study one year in Italy and one year abroad; at the end of the courses they will obtain both the Italian Master of Science degree and the equivalent foreign degree awarded by the partner school.


Detailed information on the Double Degree program and any updates related to eligibility and requirements, application and deadlines and available destinations are published on the website www.ir.unibocconi.eu/doubledegree. Emails can also be send to the following address: doubledegree@unibocconi.it.

In the same area you can also read comments by students who have been abroad in previous years.


For updated information on Double Degree agreements please consult the website www.ir.unibocconi.eu/doubledegree.

The selection procedures for the programs are presented in "Studying Abroad".

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2.9.
Master of Science in Economics and Management of Innovation and Technology (EMIT)

Program Director:
Myriam Mariani

Assistant to the Program Director:
Nicoletta Corrocher

Field of study 
Economics (no. LM-56 of the Ministerial Decree 16 March 2007)

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2.9.1.
Educational objectives

 

The Master of Science in Economics and Management of Innovation and Technology has the following educational objectives:

  1. provide advanced preparation in the main economic-business subjects in order to understand the implications of the technological innovations in the single sectors, and the implications in terms of regulations and competition analysis;
  2. develop the skills to have a complete understanding of the implications of innovation procedures in companies, in terms of innovation development, introduce innovation in business processes and develop an entrepreneurial approach in companies;
  3. complete one's economics-business studies providing quantitative and juridical competences, so as to develop interdisciplinary problem analysis skills;  
  4. develop behavioral skills via ad hoc seminars and via in / out of class activities related to courses, namely skills in communication, in interaction, in addressing complex issues;
  5. promote fluency in English to work effectively and efficiently; proficiency in a second EU language (Italian for non-Italian native speakers). Finally, to foster a wide-ranging culture to develop critical thinking and to delve into cutting-edge topics.
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2.9.2.
Career opportunities

The main career opportunities for Economics and Management of Innovation and Technology graduates are:

Manager of innovation and business development

Role in a work setting:
Graduates carry out management activities related to the development and sales of product innovations and follow all the stages of process and organizational innovations within a company. These activities include, for instance, competitive analysis of the sector of reference, preparing a business plan, possibly seeking funding, marketing for the launch of new products.

Skills associated with the role:

Graduates possess qualified knowledge and advanced skills in managing the process of developing innovation and a broad understanding of various environments (legal, marketing, organization and management of internal processes) related to introducing innovation in various types of companies, with particular reference to technological innovation. They also possess the ability to understand critic issues in defining company policies in research and development and management of innovation projects.

Career opportunities:

Graduates will work in large companies or startups (manufacturing and services) as a manager in research and development or in business development, as a project manager.

Innovation processes analyst

Role in a work setting:

Graduates analyze the effects of innovation processes on the competitive and strategic dynamics of manufacturing and services sectors in an integrated and in-depth manner. They also analyze related implications both for the strategy of individual companies and, at a more macro level, for the competitive dynamics and regulation of sectors by competent authorities.

Skills associated with the role:
Graduates possess qualified knowledge and advanced skills in the field of macroeconomics of innovation processes and analysis of the sector, as well as corporate strategy and problems related to innovation processes. Graduates also possess advanced skills in quantitative analysis and interpreting data, as well as in-depth knowledge of interactions between micro and macroeconomic variables.

Career opportunities:
Graduates will work in regulatory authorities or other institutions as economic analysts, or in individual companies and consulting firms as strategic analysts.
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2.9.3.
Description of the educational path

The Master of Science in Economics and Management of Innovation and Technology is taught in English.


The first part of the study plan includes mandatory courses in the students’ study program as well as seminars for the development of behavioral skills.


The second part of the study plan includes educational activities chosen by the student focusing on specific subject areas, e.g. management of technology and innovation, information systems, green management, bid data and business analytics. It is possible to draw from the Bocconi curriculum as well as that of other universities (mostly foreign).

 

There are also seminars and other educational activities aimed at fostering a wide-ranging culture.



In addition, the mandatory educational activities include:

  • 3-month work experience (internship or similar);
  • two EU languages:  
    - English as a first language for all students; the second language must be different from their native language (Italian is mandatory for students who are not native Italian speakers;
  • the thesis, significantly characterizing the educational track. 


Study experiences abroad, from one semester to one year, are encouraged (Exchange Programs, Free-Mover Semester Program, Double Degree Programs.

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2.9.4.
Program structure for students initially enrolled starting from the 2018-2019 a.y.

The program structure of the Master of Science in Economics and Management of Innovation and Technology comprises educational activities for a total of 120 credit points.

The program structure is valid for the students initially enrolled in the academic years of reference for this section.

First year of studies 

 

 

I semester

 

 Code

 Course title

CP

20159

Behavioural skills seminars

2

20619

Economics of business strategy - Module 1 (Market behavior) (see note below)

7

20451

Fundamentals of innovation and industrial change

7

20143

Intellectual property and competition law

6

20617

Technology and innovation strategy

6

20453

Venture capital and valuation

6

 

II semester

 

 Code

 Course title

CP

20570

Data analytics and visualization

8

20457

Developing your company

6

20620

Economics of business strategy - Module 2 (Transactions and incentives) (see note below)

8

 

1 compulsory course to be chosen (*)

6

 

second foreign language (lessons only)

 
 

Total of credit points provided for in the first year

62

 

Note:

  • cod. 20619 'Economics of business strategy - Module 1 (Market behavior)' and cod. 20620 'Economics of business strategy - Module 2 (Transactions and incentives)' are the first and second module of the course code 20618 'Economics of business strategy'. 


(*) COMPULSORY COURSES CHOSEN BY THE STUDENTS 

 

Code

 Course title

Language  of instruction

Semester

CP

20402

Innovation, growth and sustainability (major A o free track students)

ENG

II

6

20567

Innovation management and strategies (major C, major D or free track students)

ENG

II

6

20209

IT consulting (major B or free track students)

ENG

II

6


Second year of studies 
 

 

Educational activities

 CP

3 elective courses

18

1 Innovation Specific Elective (**) (***)

6

20637 Professional English seminars (lessons + exam)

2

Second foreign language (lessons + exam 1st sem 2nd year)

4

Curricular supplementary activities (see note 2)

2

Internship or similar activities 

8

Thesis

18

Total CP of the second year of studies

58


NOTE 2: for detailed information on Curricular supplementary activities, see 2.1.2.4 “Curricular supplementary activities”.

(**) Innovation Specific electives:

 

 

Code

 Course title

Language  of instruction

Semester

CP

20292

Innovation in services

ENG

I

6

20659

Data analysis for managerial decision making

ENG

I

6

20660

Collaborative Strategies for Innovation

ENG

II

6

20661

Innovation in the sharing economy: the role of platforms and business models

ENG

II

6

 

(***) In case of programs abroad a course without correspondence can also be recognized but it must refer to the Subject Group SECS-P/06 and approved by the MSc Program Director.


The courses subdivided in modules are considered passed, and may be recorded in the student academic career and certified, only after passing both exams of which it is made up. The final grade is obtained by the grade point average of the two marks compared to the credits and rounded up if decimals are equal or higher than 5, rounded down if they are lower than 5.

It is furthermore specified that the credit points and the grades earned for the individual modules passed will be taken into account for rankings within the University (e.g. Bocconi Scholarship, selection for International Programs, etc.) and they can be viewed by printing the unofficial academic transcript at Punto Blu.

Some opportunities to study abroad such as Exchange programs lasting one semester and Double Degree programs are offered (see "International Opportunities").

For detailed information about foreign languages see "Foreign languages".

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2.9.5.
Majors

 

During the second year of studies students choose 3 elective courses which correspond to the 18 credit points regarding the activities chosen by the students - concerning  the personalized academic major (free track) or one of the following recommended majors:

  • Big data and business analytics (major D);
  • Green Management and Sustainability (major A);
  • IT consulting (major B);
  • Technology and Innovation Management (major C).


The Program Director is available during office hours to provide more information concerning the program structure. Office hours are published on the website at www.unibocconi.eu/officehours

 

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2.9.5.1.
Big data and business analytics

Besides the compulsory innovation-specific elective, students should choose either 3 major-specific courses (see the table below) or 2 major-specific courses and one course freely chosen from among the electives of MSc programs. Note that students can also choose a second innovation-specific elective as a free elective.  

 

Code

Educational activity

Language of instruction

Semester

CP

20564

Big data for business decisions

ENG

I

6

20629

Empirical industrial organization and market design

ENG

I

6

20568

Empirical methods for innovation strategies

ENG

I

6

20538

Predictive analytics for data driven decisions making

ENG

II

6

20462

Social and economic networks

ENG

II

6

20543

Social media marketing

ENG

I and II

6

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2.9.5.2.
Green Management and Sustainability

Besides the compulsory innovation-specific elective, students should choose either 3 major-specific courses (see the table below) or 2 major-specific courses and one course freely chosen from among the electives of MSc programs. Note that students can also choose a second innovation-specific elective as a free elective.

 

 

Code 

Educational activity

Language of instruction

Semester

CP

20331

Corporate social responsibility

ENG

II

6

20553

Finance for the green business and the circular economy

ENG

II

6

20412

Green management and corporate sustainability

ENG

II

6

20491

Social entrepreneurship and impact investing

ENG

I

6

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2.9.5.3.
IT Consulting

Besides the compulsory innovation-specific elective, students should choose either 3 major-specific courses (see the table below) or 2 major-specific courses and one course freely chosen from among the electives of MSc programs. Note that students can also choose a second innovation-specific elective as a free elective.
 

 

Code

Course title

Language of instruction

Semester

CP

20425

Business process management and modelling

ENG

I

6

20319

Change management

ENG

I

6

20569

Digital business transformation

ENG

I

6


20696

Fundamentals of new technologies
for economic and human development


ENG

II

6

20325

Management consulting

ENG

I

6

20329

Project management

ENG

II

6

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2.9.5.4.
Technology and Innovation Management

Besides the compulsory innovation-specific elective, students should choose either 3 major-specific courses (see the table below) or 2 major-specific courses and one course freely chosen from among the electives of MSc programs. Note that students can also choose a second innovation-specific elective as a free elective.
  

 

Code

Course title

Language of instruction

Semester

CP

20568

Empirical methods for innovation strategies

ENG

I

6

20335

Entrepreneurship and business planning

ENG

I

6

20346

Operations management lab

ENG

I

6

20329

Project management

ENG

II

6

20348

Supply chain management

ENG

I

6

20543

Social media marketing

ENG

I and II

6

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2.9.5.5.
Free track

The 18 credit points regarding  the educational activities are divided into 3 courses chosen freely by the student from among the electives of  MSc programs; 1 course can be replaced by 1 innovation-specific elective; the allocation of electives is subject to the official approval of the MSc Program Director or his/her delegate to Academic Affairs. 

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2.9.6.
International opportunities

Some opportunities to study abroad such as Exchange programs lasting one semester and Double Degree programs are offered.


Double Degree programs are addressed to a selected group of students who have excelled in their studies and have adequate language skills.

Students who are admitted can study one year in Italy and one year abroad; at the end of the courses they will obtain both the Italian Master of Science degree and the equivalent foreign degree awarded by the partner school.
 

Detailed information on the Double Degree program and any updates related to eligibility and requirements, application and deadlines and available destinations are published on the website www.ir.unibocconi.eu/doubledegree. Emails can also be send to the following address: doubledegree@unibocconi.it.
 

In the same area you can also read comments by students who have been abroad in previous years.

The selection procedures for the programs are presented in "Studying Abroad".

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2.10.
Master of Science in Economics and Management of Government and International Organizations (GIO)

Program Director:
Simone Ghislandi


Assistant to the Program Director:
Monica Otto


Field of study
Management (no. LM-77 of the Ministerial Decree 16 March 2007)

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2.10.1.
Educational objectives

The Master of Science in Economics and Management of Government and International Organizations has the following educational objectives:

  1. provide advanced studies on public management, analysis of public policies and their application in order to work in professional sectors, both public and private, to improve public services at international, national, and local levels;
  2. promote the development of a unitary vision of government methodologies of public administration and international organizations, relations management between these institutions and companies operating in their sector;
  3. complete your business and economics preparation providing competences in subjects as economics, quantitative and juridical, so as to develop problem analysis skills in interdisciplinary areas;
  4. develop behavioral skills via ad hoc seminars and via in / out of class activities related to courses, namely skills in communication, in interaction, in addressing complex issues, including through exposure to experiences and talks by important guest speakers; develop key skills for working in public institutions and international organizations;
  5. promote fluency in English to work effectively and efficiently; proficiency in a second EU language (Italian for non-Italian native speakers). Finally, to foster a wide-ranging culture to develop critical thinking and to delve into cutting-edge topics.

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2.10.2.
Career opportunities

The main career opportunities for Economics and Management of Government and International Organizations graduates are:

Management expert in public administration and international institutions

Role in a work setting:
Graduates work on management activities of public bodies (local, national, international and supranational) or private organizations that have close contact with the public sector (e.g. healthcare, social services and non-profit) with particular focus on the areas of strategic planning, organization and control of human resources or management of special projects (e.g. institutional building and development). In addition, graduates work as consultants or counterparts outside public organizations and institutions within private companies, mainly large companies, working on, for instance, management of institutional affairs and relations, defining and implementing corporate social responsibility and market access strategies.

Skills associated with the role:

Graduates possess qualified knowledge and advanced skills in the field of the functioning and management specifics of public administrations and international institutions. They also have knowledge and skills regarding business management methods and administration of relations between public and private organizations, with particular reference to administration, organization and control, public finance, management of human resources and strategic planning of such institutions. These skills are combined with an understanding of the underlying reasons and methods on how public policies are created, including specific analysis of the various sectors in which the public operates (such as transportation, healthcare, energy), and the economic and management implications that follow.

Career opportunities:

Graduates will work in: public administrations and international and supranational institutions, NGOs, non-profit companies, social enterprises, companies and institutions in the healthcare and social services sector, medium and large private companies (especially those working in highly regulated sectors), consulting firms.

Expert in public policy

Role in a work setting:

Graduates contribute both to defining public policies, especially regarding activities of an economic nature (infrastructure, healthcare, public enterprises, sectoral development policies). Graduates also analyze and assess the impact and effectiveness of such policies on the dynamics of the system in which the intervention occurs (including competitive, developmental and international exposure dynamics).

Skills associated with the role:

Graduates possess qualified knowledge and advanced skills in the field of defining public interventional policies in economics and the connection between public development policies at national, European and global levels. Also, based on specific analyses, they understand how to assess the effectiveness of policies undertaken and their impact on the dynamics of the system in which the intervention occurs. They also have an in-depth understanding of the functioning of public enterprises and institutions, their features at a management level and the way in which they can influence the implementation of policies related to the public sector as such. Particular focus is placed on the specific dynamics of the sector of healthcare and social services and policy-making and evaluation of policies in this area.

Career opportunities:

Graduates will work in: public national institutions (both central and peripheral), international and supranational institutions, research institutes and large companies in the private sector (consulting firms or companies in highly regulated sectors), in the healthcare and social services sector and NGOs.
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2.10.3.
Description of the educational path

The Master of Science in Economics and Management of Government and International Organizations is entirely taught in English.


The first part of the study plan includes mandatory courses for all students in the study program as well as a seminar for the development of behavioral skills and key skills in the public sector and international institutions.

The second part of the study plan includes educational activities chosen by the student focusing on specific subject areas, such as, international institutions, public management, management of social enterprises and healthcare. It is possible to draw from the Bocconi curriculum as well as that of other universities (mostly foreign).


There are also seminars and other educational activities aimed at fostering a wide-ranging culture.

The second year program structure includes other mandatory educational activities:
 

  • 3-month work experience (internship or similar activity);
  • two EU languages:
    -  English as a first language for all students; the second language must be different from their native language (Italian is mandatory for students who are not native Italian speakers
  • the thesis, which significantly characterizes the educational track


Study experiences abroad, from one semester to one year, are encouraged (Exchange Programs, Free-Mover Semester Programs, Double Degree Programs).

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2.10.4.
Program structure for students enrolled starting from the 2018-2019 academic year

The program structure of the Master of Science in Economics and Management of Government and International Organizations comprises educational activities for a total of 120 credit points.

First year of studies 

The program structure is valid for the students initially enrolled in the academic years of reference for this section.
 

 

 

I semester

 

 Code

Educational activity

CP

20508

Government and international organizations: trends and careers

3

20510

National and international institutions law

6

20511

Politics and policy-making

6

20517

Quantitative methods for social sciences

6

20571

Strategic and HR management in public organizations

9

 

II semester

 

 Code

Educational activity

CP

20512

Economics and policy of global markets

9

20513

Policy analysis and evaluation

8

20514

Public accounting and performance management

9

 

1 compulsory course to be chosen (*)

6

 

second foreign language (lessons only)

 
 

Total CP of the first year of studies

62

 

 

Second year of studies 
 

 

Educational activities

CP

4 elective courses

24

20637 Professional English seminars (lessons + exam)

2

Second foreign language (lessons + exam 1st sem 2nd year)

4

Curricular supplementary activities (see NOTE)

2

Internship or similar activities 

8

Thesis

18

Total CP of the second year

58

 

 

NOTE: for detailed information on Curricular supplementary activities, see 2.1.2.4 “Curricular supplementary activities”.


(*) COMPULSORY COURSES CHOSEN BY THE STUDENTS
Compulsory courses to be chosen by the students enrolled in the first year of studies 

 

 

Code

 Course title

Language  of instruction

Semester

CP

20515

Managing business government relations (students of major B, major C, major D or free track)

ENG

II

6

20516

Management of international organizations and NGO's (students of major A, major D or free track)

ENG

II

6

 

Some highly-motivated and deserving MSc students will be allowed to include up to two PhD courses in their study plan. Of these, they can request recognition of 1 course in place of an MSc elective and 1 course as an additional one. For detailed information on how to choose such courses, rules, administrative deadlines and recognition procedures see "Higher Level Courses".

Some opportunities to study abroad such as Exchange programs lasting one semester and Double Degree programs are offered (see "International Opportunities").
For detailed information about foreign languages see "Foreign Languages".

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2.10.5.
Majors

During the second year of studies students choose 4 elective courses which correspond to the 24 credit points regarding the activities chosen by the students - concerning the personalized academic major (free track) or one of the following recommended majors:


  • • Healthcare (major D);
    • International organizations (major A);
    • Public management and business - Government relations (major B);
    • Social enterprise and not for profit organizations (major C).


  •  

The MSc Program Director is available during office hours to provide more information concerning the program structure. Office hours are published on the website at www.unibocconi.eu/officehours.
 

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2.10.5.1.
Healthcare

The major structure includes:
 

a) 1 course chosen from among the following:

 

Code

Educational activity

Language of instruction

Semester

CP

20495

Healthcare management and policy

ENG

I

6

20574

Regulation and economics of healthcare industry

ENG

I

6


b) at least  2 courses chosen from among the following ones plus those not chosen from point a) above: 

 

 

Code

Educational activity

Language of instruction

Semester

CP

20573

Governance of public policy networks

ENG

I

6

20634

Long term investments and public private partnerships.

ENG

I

6

20516

Management of international organizations and NGO's

ENG

II

6

20515

Managing business government relations

ENG

II

6

20234

Population dynamics and economics

ENG

 

I
 

6

20278

Project management and funding of international programs

ENG

II

6


c) the possibility to choose 1 course freely chosen from among the electives of MSc programs.

 

 

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2.10.5.2.
International Organizations

The major structure includes:

a) at least 1 course chosen from among the following:
 

Code

Educational activity

Language of instruction

Semester

CP

20555

Cities and regions: managing growth and change

ENG

I

6

20269

Economics of European integration

ENG

II

6

20278

Project management and funding of international programs

ENG

II

6


b) at least  2 courses chosen from among the following ones plus those not chosen from point a) above:
 

Code

Educational activity

Language of instruction

Semester

CP

20672

Comparative politics: institutions and institutional development

ENG

I

6

20287

Development economics

ENG

II

6

20679

European politics: between technocracy and populism

ENG

II

6

20298

Political economics - Advanced

ENG

I

6

20673

Politics of conflict

ENG

II

6

20271

Public economics

ENG

I

6

20273

Public management for competitiveness

ENG

I

6


c) the possibility to choose 1 course freely chosen from among the electives of MSc programs

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2.10.5.3.
Public management and business-Government relations

The major structure includes:


a) at least 1 course chosen from among the following:

 

Code

Educational activity

Language of instruction

Semester

CP

20573

Governance of public policy networks

ENG

I

6

20273

Public management for competitiveness

ENG

I

6


b) at least  2 courses chosen from among the following ones plus those not chosen from point a) above:
 

Code

Educational activity

English translation

Language of instruction

Semester

CP

20555

Cities and regions: managing growth and change

 

ENG

I

6

50185

Contratti pubblici, anticorruzione e sostenibilita’

Public procurement law, anti-corruption and sustainability

ITA

I

6

20572

Economia e politica dell'energia

Energy economics and policy

ITA

II

6

20634

Long term investments and public private partnerships

 

ENG

I

6

20271

Public economics

 

ENG

I

6

20574

Regulation and economics of healthcare industry

 

ENG

I

6

20633

Welfare and politics

 

ENG

I

6

 

c) the possibility to choose 1 course freely chosen from among the electives of MSc programs.

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2.10.5.4.
Social Enterprise and not for profit organization

The major structure includes: 
 

a) at least 3 courses to be chosen from among the following ones: 

 

 

Code

Educational activity

Language of instruction

Semester

CP

50064

Civil liberties and human rights

ENG

I

6

20331

Corporate social responsibility

ENG

II

6

20412

Green management and corporate sustainability

ENG

II

6

20495

Healthcare management and policy

ENG

I

6

20516

Management of international organizations and NGO's

ENG

II

6

20278

Project management and funding of international programs

ENG

II

6

20491

Social entrepreneurship and impact investing

ENG

I

6

 

 

b) the possibility to choose 1 course freely chosen from among the electives of MSc programs and the ones not chosen in point a).

 

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2.10.5.5.
Free track

 

The 24 credit points regarding the educational activities chosen by the students are divided into 4 courses freely chosen by the student from among the electives of MSc programs; the allocation of electives is subject to the official approval of the MSc Program Director or his/her delegate to Academic Affairs.
Note that 2 out of 24 credit points relating to the courses chosen must be referred to one of the following subject groups: Political economy (SECS-P/01), Political economy (SECS-P/02), Scienza delle finanze Finance (SECS-P/03), History of economic thought Storia del pensiero economico (SECS-P/04), Applied economics (SECS-P/06), Theory and principles of management (SECS-P/07), Corporate management (SECS-P/08), Corporate finance (SECS-P/09), Organization theory (SECS-P/10), Economic History Storia economica (SECS-P/12),Political science (SPS/04) Constitutional Law Diritto costituzionale (IUS/08), and Diritto Amministrativo [Administrative Law](IUS/10) International Law Diritto internazionale (IUS/13),European law (IUS/14). (See the Subject Groups published in the course profiles www.unibocconi.eu/courses).

 

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2.10.6.
International opportunities

Some opportunities to study abroad such as Exchange programs lasting one semester and Double Degree programs are offered.
Double Degree programs are addressed to a selected group of students who have excelled in their studies and have good language skills.

Students who are admitted can study one year in Italy and one year abroad; at the end of the courses they will obtain both the Italian Master of Science degree and the equivalent foreign degree awarded by the partner school.

Detailed information on the Double Degree program and any updates related to eligibility and requirements, application and deadlines and available destinations are published on the website www.ir.unibocconi.eu/doubledegree. Emails can also be send to the following address: doubledegree@unibocconi.it.

In the same area you can also read comments by students who have been abroad in previous years.
The selection procedures for programs are presented in 'Studying Abroad’.

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2.11.
Master of Science in Data Science and Business Analytics (DSBA)

Program Director:
Gaia Rubera


Assistant to the Program Director:
Sandra Fortini


Field of study
Statistical Sciences (no. LM-82 of the Ministerial Decree 16 March 2007)

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2.11.1.
Educational objectives

Data Science and Business Analytics - taught in English - provides students with the most modern techniques of computational, mathematical and statistical analysis, to analyze large data sets (so-called Big Data), to interpret and communicate results in order to influence the strategic decisions of businesses and organizations where they will work.
Specifically, Data Science and Business Analytics’s qualifying goals are:

1. to provide advanced preparation in the areas of the design and management of large databases, applied and theoretical statistics to identify correlations and causations in data to make predictions
2. to complete preparation in the area of Computer Science with advanced skills that allow the statistical skills acquired to be applied in order to influence the decision-making process in public organizations and companies
3. to develop a profile able to combine solid quantitative skills with in-depth knowledge of the corporate dynamics that enable relations with corporate management to influence strategic decisions based on data analysis
4. to develop behavioral skills via ad hoc seminars and via in / out of class activities related to courses, namely skills in communication, in interaction, in addressing complex issues; to develop competencies in understanding ethical and legislative limits related to the use of largescale databases.
5. to promote (besides English, the language of the program) proficiency in another EU language (Italian compulsory for non-native Italian speakers)

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2.11.2.
Career opportunities

The main career opportunities for Data Science and Business Analytics graduates are:

Business Data Analysis Specialist

Role in a work setting:
Graduates’ role consists in supporting: market analyses, planning, strategic choices with tasks related to analyzing data in order to produce timely information to support decision making. Examples of activities are: profiling clients, identifing emerging trends for the development of new products, monitoring consumer sentiment about the company in order to extract information within the organization or identify new business opportunities.
Graduates work in close contact with managers and clients to transform data into critical knowledge and information that can be used to inform the organization’s strategic decisions.

Skills associated with the role:
Graduates possess qualified knowledge of the use of statistical software for data analysis, including non-structured analyses, advanced data collection skills, data cleansing and database architecture, knowledge of the use of programming software and the ability to collect data through application programming interfaces (API). They also possess solid business skills related to assessing corporate strategies.

Career opportunities:

Industrial and service companies in public/private sector, especially consumer goods manufacturing firms, large retailers, consulting firms, public utilities companies.

Data Sciences Specialist

Role in a work setting:
Graduates perform tasks related to the application of statistical models to extract data properties and develop predictive models, as well as tasks related to the design of new statistical algorithms to optimize big data management and analysis.

Skills associated with the role:

Graduates possess advanced skills in the use and development of Machine Learning algorithms and stochastic processes, optimization algorithms, and models and predictive models. They also possess advanced knowledge of the use of mathematic and statistical software, programming software and database management and the ability to collect data through API.

Career opportunities:

Research offices within public/private institutions; research centers; public/private firms /insitutions, especially financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies, public utilities companies.
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2.11.3.
Description of the educational path

The Master of Science in Data Science and Business Analytics is taught in English.


The first part of the program structure includes compulsory courses that are common to all students in the degree program, as well as seminars on ethics and for the development of behavioral skills.

The second part of the program structure includes compulsory educational activities specific to the track chosen by the student (Business Analytics or Data Science).

The third part includes educational activities chosen by the student that may focus on specific subject areas.

Both Bocconi courses and courses at other universities (mainly international universities) can be taken.

The program structure also includes the following as compulsory educational activities:
a work experience lasting approximately 3 months (internship or similar activity);
one EU language: Italian for non- native Italian speakers and another EU language among those listed in the University Guide for native Italian speakers
a thesis, significantly characterizing the educational track.

Study abroad experiences of lengths varying from three months to one year are encouraged.

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2.11.4.
Program structure for students initially enrolled starting from the 2018-2019 academic year

The program structure of the Master of Science in Data Science and Business Analytics comprises educational activities for a total of 120 credit points and has two tracks:


• Business Analytics
• Data Science

During the first year of studies, in the period 8 - 21 January 2020 students must choose between the two curricula.

Students who wish to change the first year track choice must sit all compulsory exams required for the new track. In this case track compulsory courses previously taken and passed can be recognized as elective courses or as additional courses.



First year of studies 

Track - Data Science

 

 

I semester

 

 Code

 Course title

CP

20595

Business analytics

8

20591

Computer programming and database systems

8

20594

Econometrics for big data

8

20592

Statistics and probability

8

 

II semester

 

 Code

 Course title

CP

20159

Behavioural skills seminars

2

20602

Computer science (algorithms)

6

20593

Innovation and marketing analytics

6

20596

Machine learning

8

20603

Optimization

8

 

foreign language (lessons only)

 
 

Total of credit points provided for in the first year

62

 

Second year of studies 

 

 

Code

 Course title

CP

20601

Digital privacy seminar (*)

2

20605

Machine learning II (**)

6

20604

Stochastic processes (***)

8

 

Foreign language (lessons + exam1st sem 2nd year)

4

 

II semester

 

Code

Course title

CP

 

Thesis

18

 

First or second semester

 
 

2 elective courses

12

 

Internship or similar activities

8

 

Total CP of the second year of studies

58

(*)  In case of programs abroad a course without correspondence can also be recognized but it must refer to the Subject Group IUS/08 and be approved by the MSc Program Director.

(**) In case of programs abroad a course without correspondence can also be recognized but it must refer to the Subject Group FIS/02 and be approved by the MSc Program Director.

(***) In case of programs abroad a course without correspondence can also be recognized but it must refer to the Subject Group SECS-S/01 and be approved by the MSc Program Director.

Some highly-motivated and deserving MSc students will be allowed to include up to two PhD courses in their study plan. Of these, they can request recognition of 1 course in place of an MSc elective and 1 course as an additional one. For detailed information on how to choose such courses, rules, administrative deadlines and recognition procedures see "Higher Level Courses".

Some opportunities to study abroad such as Exchange programs lasting one semester programs are offered (see "International Opportunities").

For detailed information about foreign language see "Foreign Languages".

Track - Business Analytics

First year of studies 

 

 

 

I semester

 

 Code

 Course title

CP

20595

Business analytics

8

20591

Computer programming and database systems

8

20594

Econometrics for big data

8

20592

Statistics and probability

8

 

II semester

 

 Code

 Course title

CP

20159

Behavioural skills seminars

2

20593

Innovation and marketing analytics

6

20596

Machine learning

8

20597

Natural language processing

6

20599

Simulation and modeling

8
 

foreign language (lessons only)

 
 

Total of credit points provided for in the first year

62

 

 

Second year of studies

 

  I semester  

Code

 Course title

CP

20600

Deep Learning for Computer Vision (*)

6

20601

Digital privacy seminar (**)

2

20598

Finance with big data (***)

8

 

Foreign language (lessons + exam 1st sem 2nd year)

4

 

II semester

 

Code

Course title

CP

 

Thesis

18

 

I or II semester

 
 

2 electives courses

12

 

Internship or similar activities

8

 

Total CP of the second year of studies

58


(*)  In case of programs abroad a course without correspondence can also be recognized but it must refer to the one of the following Subject Groups SECS-P/08, SECS-P/10 and be approved by the MSc Program Director.

(**)  In case of programs abroad a course without correspondence can also be recognized but it must refer to the Subject Group IUS/08 and be approved by the MSc Program Director.

(***)  In case of programs abroad a course without correspondence can also be recognized but it must refer to the Subject Group SECS-S/06 and be approved by the MSc Program Director.

Some highly-motivated and deserving MSc students will be allowed to include up to two PhD courses in their study plan. Of these, they can request recognition of 1 course in place of an MSc elective and 1 course as an additional one. For detailed information on how to choose such courses, rules, administrative deadlines and recognition procedures see "Higher Level Courses".

Some opportunities to study abroad such as Exchange programs lasting one semester programs are offered (see "International Opportunities").

For detailed information about foreign language see "Foreign Languages".

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2.11.5.
Second year of studies

During the second year of studies students choose 2 elective courses which correspond to the 12 educational credit points referring to the educational activities chosen by the students. These must be chosen from the compulsory courses of the track that was not chosen and all Master of Science elective courses.


The MSc Program Director is available during office hours to provide more information concerning the program structure. Office hours are published on the website at www.unibocconi.eu/officehours.

 

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2.11.6.
International opportunities

Some opportunities to study abroad such as Exchange programs lasting one semester are offered (for detailed info, see the chapter 'Studying Abroad').

 

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2.12.
Master of science in Politics and Policy Analysis (PPA)

Program Director:
Paola Profeta


Assistant to the Program Director:
Marianna Astore

Field of study
Political Science (no. LM-62 of the Ministerial Decree 16 March 2007)

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2.12.1.
Educational objectives

The MSc in Politics and Policy Analysis (PPA)- taught in English - aims to provide advanced education in the political science disciplines and on the topics of public policy analysis, in order to allow the understanding of the complex political, economic and social dynamics of the modern world, how national and international institutions are dealing with them, and how to take actions in such contexts.

Specifically, PPA qualifying goals are:

1. to provide advanced preparation in the two major areas of Political Science (Comparative Politics and International Relations) integrated by an adequate knowledge of the role of laws and of the evolution of population dynamics in political contexts in order to allow a critical understanding of major political and policy-making issues;

2. to complete preparation with advanced quantitative skills in both theoretical and empirical methods, which will be applied to evaluate public policies, the public sector, the policy decision making process and political dynamics;

3. to develop behavioral skills via ad hoc seminars and via in / out of class activities related to courses, namely skills in communication, in interaction, in addressing complex issues;

4. to promote: fluency in English to work effectively and efficiently; proficiency in a second EU language (Italian for non- native Italian speakers). Finally, to foster a wide-ranging culture to develop critical thinking and to delve into cutting-edge topics.

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2.12.2.
Career opportunities

The main career opportunities for Politics and Policy Analysis graduates are:

Politics Specialist

Role in a work setting:
Graduates will analyze and evaluate political issues related to the global socio-economic and political scenario and will contribute to the design and implementation of innovative political strategies.
Political issues embrace, among others, international relations (including peacekeeping and anti-terrorism), institutional relations, public affairs, political campaigns, the interaction between politicians and stakeholders.

Skills associated with the role:
Graduates possess qualified knowledge and advanced skills in understanding the functioning of the political institutions, of the integration and regulation process at economic and political levels.
Graduates possess advanced quantitative knowledge and skills in both theory and empirical methods and they are able to apply them to political analysis. Graduates have a deep knowledge of the process of interaction between economic and political variables and they are able to rigorously analyze and develop political strategies.

Career opportunities:
Graduates will work in political organizations, international organizations, think tanks and lobbies, NGOs and non-profit, public administration, large companies and consultancy firms, embassies.

Public Politics Specialist

Role in a work setting:
Graduates will analyze and evaluate public policy issues related to the global socio - economic and political scenario and will contribute to the design and implementation of public policies.
Public policy issues embrace, among others, international, migration, gender, tax, welfare, anti-poverty, anti-crime, intergenerational, development, public-private policies.

Skills associated with the role:
Graduates possess qualified knowledge and advanced skills in the definition, evaluation and implementation of the policies of public intervention in the economy in all different socio-economic-political contexts.
Graduates possess advanced quantitative knowledge and skills in both theory and empirical methods and they are able to apply them to the analysis of the design of public policies, to the evaluation of their impacts in a given socio-economic-political context and to the understanding of the political and economic feasibility of specific public policies, including reforms.

Career opportunities:
Graduates will work in international organizations, authorities, public administration, large companies and consultancy firms, NGOs and non-profit, think tanks and lobbies, embassies.
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2.12.3.
Description of the educational path

The Master of Science in Politics and Policy Analysis is taught in English.
The first part of the program structure includes compulsory courses that are common to all students in the degree program, as well as seminars for the development of behavioral skills.

The second part of the program structure includes elective activities chosen by the student that may focus on specific subject areas. Both Bocconi courses and courses at other universities (mainly international universities) can be taken.
Moreover, seminars and other activities are offered in order to foster a wide-ranging cultural education. The program structure also includes the following as compulsory educational activities:

a work experience lasting approximately 3 months (internship or similar activity);
two EU languages: English and another EU language to be chosen among those listed in the University Guide (Italian compulsory for non-native Italian speakers).
a thesis, which significantly characterizes the educational track.

Study abroad experiences of lengths varying from three months to one year are encouraged.

 

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2.12.4.
Program structure for student initially enrolled starting from 2018/2019 academic years

The program structure of the Master of Science in Politics and Policy Analysis comprises educational activities for a total of 120 credit points.

First year of studies
 

 

I semester

 

 Code

 Course title

CP

20610

Decisions and organizations

6

20607

Methods and tools for policy analysis

8

20612

Political science - Module 1 (Topics in comparative politics)

6

20609

Public administration

6

20608

Welfare and public economics

8

 

II semester

 

 Code

 Course title

CP

20159

Behavioural skills seminars

2

20616

Economics and politics

6

20614

Law and policy making

6

20613

Political science - Module 2 (International relations and politics)

6

20615

Population dynamics and policies

6

 

second foreign language (lessons only)

 
 

Total of credit points provided for in the first year

60

 

Note:

• code 20612 ‘Political science - Module 1 (Topics in comparative politics)' and code 20613 ‘Political science - Module 2 (International relations and politics)’ are the first and second module of the course code 20611 ‘Political science’


Second year of studies
 

Educational activities

CP

4 elective courses (**)

24

20637 Professional English seminars (lessons + exam)

2

Second foreign language (lessons + exam 1st sem 2nd year)

4

Curricular supplementary activities*

2

Internship or similar activities

8

Thesis

20

Total CP of the second year of studies

60

* for detailed information on Curricular supplementary activities, see 2.1.2.4 “Curricular supplementary activities”.

(**) For study abroad programs, courses without correspondence may also be recognized as long as they belong to the required Subject Group (see paragraph 2.12.5) and are approved by the Program Director.

The courses subdivided in modules are considered passed, and may be recorded in the student academic career and certified, only after passing both exams of which it is made up. The final grade is obtained by the grade point average of the two marks compared to the credits and rounded up if decimals are equal or higher than 5, rounded down if they are lower than 5.

It is furthermore specified that the credit points and the grades earned for the individual modules passed will be taken into account for rankings within the University (e.g. Bocconi Scholarship, selection for International Programs, etc.) and they can be viewed by printing the unofficial academic transcript at Punto Blu.

Some highly-motivated and deserving MSc students will be allowed to include up to two PhD courses in their study plan. Of these, they can request recognition of 1 course in place of an MSc elective and 1 course as an additional one. For detailed information on how to choose such courses, rules, administrative deadlines and recognition procedures see "Higher Level Courses".

Some opportunities to study abroad such as Exchange programs lasting one semester and Double Degree programs are offered (see "International Opportunities").

For detailed information about foreign languages see "Foreign Languages".

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2.12.5.
Second year of studies

During the second year, students choose 4 elective courses which correspond to the 24 credit points regarding the activities chosen by the student.

The MSc Program Director is available during office hours to provide more information concerning the program structure. Office hours are published on the website at www.unibocconi.eu/officehours.

1) at least 1 course chosen from among the following (*):

 

Code        

Educational activity

Language of
instruction

Semester

CP

20672 

Comparative politics: institutions and institutional development

ENG

I

6

20679

European politics: between technocracy and populism

ENG

II

6

20673

Politics of conflict

ENG

II

6

(*)  In case of programs abroad a course without correspondence can also be recognized but it must refer to the Subject Group SSD SPS/04 and be approved by the MSc Program Director.

b) at least  2 courses chosen from among the following ones plus those not chosen from point a) above(**) :
 

Code      

Educational activity

Language of
instruction

Semester

CP

20269

Economics of European integration

ENG

II

6

20528

Globalization, divergence and inequality in historical perspective

ENG

II

6

20495

Healthcare management and policy

ENG

I

6

20234

Population dynamics and economics

ENG

I

6

20633

Welfare and politics

ENG

I

6

(**) In case of programs abroad a course without correspondence can also be recognized but it must refer to the Subject Groups Demographics (SECS-S/04), Theories and Principles of Management (SECS-P/07), Political Economics (SECS-P/01), Political Economy (SECS-P/02), Political Science (SPS/04), Economic History (SECS-P/12) and be approved by the MSc Program Director.

c) the possibility of including 1 course from among all MSc electives.

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2.12.6.
International opportunities

Some opportunities to study abroad such as Exchange programs lasting one semester and Double Degree programs are offered.

Double Degree Programs are addressed to a selected group of students who have excelled in their studies and have adequate language skills.

Students who are admitted can study one year in Italy and one year abroad; at the end of the courses they will obtain both the Italian Master of Science degree and the equivalent foreign degree awarded by the partner school.

Detailed information on the Double Degree program and any updates related to eligibility and requirements, application and deadlines and available destinations are published on the website www.ir.unibocconi.eu/doubledegree. Emails can also be send to the following address: doubledegree@unibocconi.it.
In the same area you can also read comments by students who have been abroad in previous years.

For procedures on how to enroll in the programs see "Studying Abroad".

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2.13.
Master of Science in Finanza - FINANCE

Program Director:
Cesare Conti 

Assistant to the Program Director:
Gimede Gigante

Field of study:
finance (no. LM-16 of the Ministerial Decree 16 March 2007)

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2.13.1.
Educational objectives

The Master of Science in Finance has the following educational objectives:

1. provide advanced preparation in the main business areas: corporate finance, quantitative finance, management of financial institutions and investment banking necessary to work in the international context of corporate finance and financial markets and institutions;
2. develop the skills to combine company assessment and fundamental analysis with quantitative competences, and to operate both as an expert, as well as in the areas of investment banking and capital markets of the major financial intermediaries;
3. complete the business studies providing competences in economics and law, so as to develop problem analysis skills in interdisciplinary areas;
4. develop behavioral skills via ad hoc seminars and via in / out of class activities related to courses, namely skills in communication, in interaction, in addressing complex issues;
5. promote fluency in English to work effectively and efficiently; proficiency in a second EU language (in the English version of the MSc: Italian for non-Italian native speakers). Finally, to foster a wide-ranging culture to develop critical thinking and to delve into cutting-edge topics.

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2.13.2.
Career opportunities

The main career opportunities for Finance graduates are described below.

Corporate and investment banking expert

Role in a work setting:

As a financial analyst, graduates will work on company assessment, activities connected to issuing securities and capital in regulated markets, assessing credit risk of clients for financial intermediaries and assessing structured financial operations, in close collaboration with senior analysts and relationship managers.

Skills associated with the role:

Graduates possess qualified knowledge in the field of company assessment and the main operations of investment banking (issuing securities, capital, mergers and acquisitions, listing new companies), in addition to the techniques of assessing credit risk. They also possess solid skills in terms of quantitative finance and derivative instruments, and the methodologies needed to assess operations, including complex structured financial operations.

Career opportunities:

Graduates will work primarily in financial institutions in the Corporate or Investment Banking divisions, or in investment funds dedicated to unlisted companies or startups (private equity or venture capital funds). At times they will work in consultancy firms or finance boutiques specialized in services of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and private equity.

Quantitative finance and risk management expert

Role in a work setting:

Graduates work on the structuring, sales and trading of financial instruments, including complex instruments (derivatives) or, in collaboration with more senior roles, make investment decisions within management companies. Alternatively, they can carry out roles in research and macroeconomic analysis or analysis of risk management (in collaboration, for instance, with the Chief Risk Officer in financial institutions).

Skills associated with the role:
Graduates possess qualified knowledge of methodologies for the assessment of financial instruments, including derivative instruments, and methodologies for assessing credit and market risks. They understand the main statistical instruments suitable for analyzing and estimating the main macroeconomic and financial variables. They are also able to combine these quantitative skills with the ability to evaluate the securities subject to assessment and decisions at the level of fundamental analysis.

Career opportunities:
Graduates will work in financial institutions active in stock markets, bond markets, credit markets or derivative instruments, or in capital management companies or financial consulting firms. At times they will work within insurance companies or ratings agencies. To a lesser extent, they will work in supranational organizations such as the European Central Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the European Investment Bank.
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2.13.3.
Description of the educational path

The Master of Science is taught in Italian (Finanza) and English (Finance); for those attending the program in Italian at least one exam in English must be included in their study plan.

The first part of the study plan includes mandatory courses in the students’ study program as well as seminars for the development of behavioral skills.
The second part of the study plan includes educational activities chosen by the student focusing on specific subject areas, e.g. management of financial and insurance institutions, investment banking, quantitative finance. It is possible to draw from the Bocconi curriculum as well as that of other universities (mostly foreign).
There are also seminars and other educational activities aimed at fostering a wide-ranging culture.

In addition, the mandatory educational activities of the second year program structure include:

  • two European Union Languages: English as a first language for all students; the second language must be different from their native language (Italian is mandatory in the English version of the program for students who are not native Italian speakers;
  • 3-month work experience (internship or similar activity);
  • the thesis, which significantly characterizes the graduate’s curriculum.


Study experiences abroad, from one semester to one year, are encouraged(Exchange Programs, Free-Mover Semester Programs, Double Degree Programs).

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2.13.4.
Program structure for students initially enrolled starting from the 2018/2019 a.a.

The program structure of the Master of Science in Finanza-Finance comprises educational activities for a total of 120 credit points

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2.13.4.1.
Italian class group study plan

The program structure is valid for the students initially enrolled in the academic years of reference for this section.


First year of studies

 

 

First semester

   

Code

Educational activity

English translation

CP

20191

Financial econometrics and empirical finance -  Module 1 (Vedi nota)

Financial econometrics and empirical finance - Module 1 (see note)

6

20214

Financial reporting and analysis

 

6

20127

Finanza aziendale (Introduzione alle valutazioni)

Corporate finance (Business valuation)

6

20188

Quantitative finance and derivatives -  Module 1 (Vedi nota)

Quantitative finance and derivatives - Module 1 (see note below)

6

20159

Seminari per lo sviluppo di abilità comportamentali

Behavioural skills seminar

2

20135

Teoria della finanza

Theory of finance

6

 

Second semester

   
 Code

Educational activity

English translation

CP

20193

Diritto degli intermediari e dei mercati finanziari

Financial institutions and markets law

6

20192

Financial econometrics and empirical finance -  Module 2 (Vedi nota in calce)

Financial econometrics and empirical finance - Module 2 (see note)

6

20163

Gestione dei rischi e valore nelle banche e nelle assicurazioni

Risk management and value in banking and insurance

6

20131

Investment banking

 

6

20189

Quantitative finance and derivatives  - Module 2 (Vedi nota)

Quantitative finance and derivatives - Module 2 (see note)

6

 

second foreign language (teaching only)

   
 

Total CP of the first year of studies

 

62

 

NOTES:

 

  • code 20191 ‘Financial econometrics and empirical finance - Module 1’ and code 20192 ‘Financial econometrics and empirical finance - Module 2’ are respectively the first and second module of the course code 20190 ‘Financial econometrics and empirical finance’;
  • code 20188 ‘Quantitative finance and derivatives - Module 1’ and code 20189 ‘Quantitative finance and derivatives - Module 2’ are respectively the first and second module of the course code 20187 ‘Quantitative finance and derivatives’. 
     

Second year of studies

 

Educational activities

CP

4 elective courses

24

20637 Professional English seminars (lessons + exam)

2

Second foreign language (lessons + exam 1st sem 2nd year)

4

Curricular supplementary activities*

2

Internship or similar activities

8

Thesis

18

Total CP of the second year

58

 

* for detailed information on Curricular supplementary activities, see 2.1.2.4 “Curricular supplementary activities”.

The courses subdivided in modules are considered passed, and may be recorded in the student academic career and certified, only after passing both exams of which it is made up. The final grade is obtained by the grade point average of the two marks compared to the credits and rounded up if decimals are equal or higher than 5, rounded down if they are lower than 5.

It is furthermore specified that the credit points and the grades earned for the individual modules passed will be taken into account for rankings within the University (e.g. ISU Scholarship, selection for International Programs, etc.) and they can be viewed by printing the unofficial academic transcript at Punto Blu.

 

Exam sequence
Detailed information on exam prerequisites i.e. some exams should be taken before others within certain timelines for MSc in Finanza - Finance, is specified in chapter 7.4 'Exam sequence' (Exams).


 

The student's study plan must include at least one exam for a course taught in English. This limit is not applied to students participating in:
 

• Exchange program or Free mover semester program, if they recognize at least one exam taken abroad in their study plan;
• AEEP, CEMS, DD programs, if they fulfill all requirements provided for in the program structure. The same exemption from this requirement is also applied to Double Degree incoming students, if they are enrolled in an Italian program and they attend upon indication by the Program Director and for academic purposes all the elective exams of the second year in Italian.

Some highly-motivated and deserving MSc students will be allowed to include up to two PhD courses in their study plan. Of these, they can request recognition of 1 course in place of an MSc elective and 1 course as an additional one. For detailed information on how to choose such courses, rules, administrative deadlines and recognition procedures see "Higher Level Courses".
Some opportunities to study abroad such as Exchange programs lasting one semester and Double Degree programs are offered (see "International Opportunities").

For detailed information about foreign languages see "Foreign Languages".

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2.13.4.2.
English class group study plan

The program structure is valid for the students initially enrolled in the academic years of reference for this section.

First year of studies

 

 

First semester

 

Code

Educational activity

CP

20159

Behavioural skills seminars

2

20127

Corporate finance (Business valuation)

6

20191

Financial econometrics and empirical finance - Module 1 (see note below)

6

20214

Financial reporting and analysis

6

20188

Quantitative finance and derivatives -  Module 1 (see note below)

6

20135

Theory of finance

6

 

Second semester

 
 Code

Educational activity

CP

20192

Financial econometrics and empirical finance -  Module 2 (see note below)

6

20193

Financial institutions and markets law

6

20131

Investment banking

6

20189

Quantitative finance and derivatives  - Module 2 (see note below)

6

20163

Risk management and value in banking and insurance

6

 

second foreign language (teaching only)

 
 

Total CP of the first year of studies

62

 

NOTES:

  • code 20191 ‘Financial econometrics and empirical finance - Module 1’ and code 20192 ‘Financial econometrics and empirical finance - Module 2’ are respectively the first and second module of the course code 20190 ‘Financial econometrics and empirical finance’;
  • code 20188 ‘Quantitative finance and derivatives - Module 1’ and code 20189 ‘Quantitative finance and derivatives - Module 2’ are respectively the first and second module of the course code 20187 ‘Quantitative finance and derivatives’. 
     

Second year of studies

 

 

Educational activities

CP

4 elective courses

24

20637 Professional English seminars (lessons + exam)

2

Second foreign language (lessons + exam 1st sem 2nd year)

4

Curricular supplementary activities*

2

Internship or similar activities

8

Thesis

18

Total CP of the second year

58

 

* for detailed information on Curricular supplementary activities, see 2.1.2.4 “Curricular supplementary activities”.
   

The courses subdivided in modules are considered passed, and may be recorded in the student academic career and certified, only after passing both exams of which it is made up. The final grade is obtained by the grade point average of the two marks compared to the credits and rounded up if decimals are equal or higher than 5, rounded down if they are lower than 5.

It is furthermore specified that the credit points and the grades earned for the individual modules passed will be taken into account for rankings within the University (e.g. ISU Scholarship, selection for International Programs,etc.) and they can be viewed by printing the unofficial academic transcript at Punto Blu.

 

Exam sequence
Detailed information on exam prerequisites i.e. some exams should be taken before others within certain timelines for MSc in Finanza - Finance, is specified in chapter 7.4 'Exam sequence' (Exams).
 

 

Some highly-motivated and deserving MSc students will be allowed to include up to two PhD courses in their study plan. Of these, they can request recognition of 1 course in place of an MSc elective and 1 course as an additional one. For detailed information on how to choose such courses, rules, administrative deadlines and recognition procedures see "Higher Level Courses".


Some opportunities to study abroad such as Exchange programs lasting one semester and Double Degree programs are offered (see "International opportunities").

For detailed information about foreign languages see "Foreign languages".

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2.13.5.
Majors

During the second year of studies students choose 4 elective courses which correspond to the 24 credit points regarding the activities chosen by the students - concerning the personalized academic major (free track) or one of the following recommended majors:

• Quantitative finance and Asset management;
• Corporate Advisory and Investment Banking;
• Financial and Insurance institutions Management.

The MSc Program Director is available during office hours to provide more information concerning the program structure. Office hours are published on the website at www.unibocconi.eu/officehours

 

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2.13.5.1.
Quantitative finance and Asset management

The major structure includes:
 

a) 3 courses chosen from among the following: 
 

Code

Educational activity

English translation

Language of instruction

Semester

CP

20245

Advanced derivatives

 

ENG

I

6

20541

Advanced quantitative methods for asset pricing and structuring

 

ENG

II

6

20247

Applied numerical finance

 

ENG

I

6

20248

Asset management

 

ENG

I

6

20231

Bayesian statistical methods

 

ITA

I

6

20564

Big data for business decisions

 

ENG

I

6

20251

Fixed income (Advanced methods)

 

ENG

I

6

20252

Information and the architecture of financial markets

 

ENG

I

6

20236

Time series analysis of economic-financial data

 

ENG

II

6

 

b) 1 course freely chosen from among the electives of MSc programs.

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2.13.5.2.
Corporate Advisory and Investment Banking

The major structure includes:

a) 3 courses chosen from among the following:
  

 

Code

Educational activity

English translation

Language of instruction

Semester

CP

Note

20246

Analisi e valutazione delle informazioni di mercato delle banche e delle assicurazioni

Information and financial reporting of banks and insurance companies: analysis and evaluation

ITA

I

6

 

20231

Bayesian statistical methods

 

ITA

I

6

 

20223

Deal design and valuation for business combinations and joint agreements

 

ITA

I

6

 

20224

Earnings quality analysis

 

ITA

II

6

 

20250

Financial management (Advanced topics)

 

ITA

I

6

 

20542

Financial risk management nelle aziende

Corporate financial risk management

ITA

I

6

 

20265

International corporate finance

 

ENG

I

6

 

20253

International financial markets

 

ENG

II

6

 

20256

Mergers and acquisitions

 

ITA and ENG (2 class groups)

I

6

 

20260

Private equity and venture capital

 

ENG (3 class groups)

II

6

also offered in e-learning

20267

Riorganizzazioni finanziarie e distressed value investing

Corporate financial turnaround and distressed value investing

ITA

II

6

 

20439

Structured and project finance

 

ENG

I

6

 


b) 1 course freely chosen from among the electives of MSc programs.

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2.13.5.3.
Financial and Insurance institutions Management

a) 3 courses chosen from among the following: 
 

 

Code

Educational activity

English translation

Language of instruction

Semester


CP

Note

20636

ALM for life insurance and long term investing

 

ENG

I

6

 

20246

Analisi e valutazione delle informazioni di mercato delle banche e delle assicurazioni

Information and financial reporting of banks and insurance companies: analysis and evaluation

ITA

I

6

 

20576

Bank and fintech: vision and strategy

 

ENG

II

6

 

20264

Comparative financial systems

 

ENG

II

6

 

20331

Corporate social responsibility

 

ENG

II

6

 

20249

Credit risk management

 

ENG

I

6

 

20553

Finance for the green business and the circular economy

 

ENG

II

6

 

20259

Private banking e gestione dei patrimoni istituzionali

Private banking and money management for institutional investors

ITA

I

6

 

20536

Monetary policy and financial regulation: economics political economy and history

 

ENG

II

6

 

20554

Psychology, economic analysis, and behavioral finance

 

ENG

I

6

 

20261

Real estate finance

 

ENG

I

6

 

 

b) 1 course freely chosen from among the electives of MSc programs.

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2.13.5.4.
Free Track

The 24 credit points regarding the educational activities chosen by the students are divided into 4 courses chosen freely by the student from among the electives of MSc programs; the allocation of electives is subject to the official approval of the MSc Program Director or his/her delegate to Academic Affairs. Note that 6 out of 24 credit points relating to the courses chosen must be referred to one of the following subject groups: Political economics (SECS-P/01), Theory and principles of management (SECS-P/07), Statistics (SECS-S/01), Mathematical methods in economics, actuarial science and finance (SECS-S/06), Corporate finance (SECS-P/09), Economics of financial intermediation (SECS-P/11). (See Subject Groups published in the course profiles www.unibocconi.eu/courses).

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2.13.6.
International opportunities

Some opportunities to study abroad such as Exchange programs lasting a semester and Double Degree Programs are offered.


Double degree programs are addressed to a selected group of students who have excelled in their studies and have good language skills.


Students who are admitted can study a year in Italy and a year abroad; at the end of the courses they will obtain both the Italian Master of Science Degree and the equivalent foreign degree awarded by the partner school.

 

Detailed information on the Double Degree program and any updates related to eligibility and requirements, application and deadlines and available destinations are published on the website www.ir.unibocconi.eu/doubledegree. Emails can also be send to the following address: doubledegree@unibocconi.it.
In the same area you can also read comments by students who have been abroad in previous years.

For procedures on how to enroll in the programs see "Studying Abroad".

 

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